Faculty Unionization

On the Alleged Exploitation of Adjuncts

Mar 30, 2016 by George Leef |

Are adjunct professors treated unjustly?

A Book on Higher Ed that Looks Dull but has Something Important to Say

Oct 09, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef discusses an argument by two college presidents for an end to the traditional faculty role in college governance.

Obama’s NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

Mar 18, 2015 by George Leef |

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

Video: Naomi Schaefer Riley on Colleges in the Prestige (Not Teaching) Business

Aug 23, 2011 by |

Tenure and a heavy emphasis on research over teaching are among the factors that dilute contemporary higher education, says Naomi Schaefer Riley.

Protest Envy

Apr 20, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood explains why a planned day of protest by academic unions faltered.

Faculty Unionization: Pro and Con

Mar 09, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, we feature two sharply differing views on the hotly debated topic of faculty unionization. Arguing in favor is the AAUP's Cary Nelson. Arguing against is Professor Charles Baird,…

Unionizing Higher Ed

Mar 03, 2011 by Brian T. Johnson |

Naomi Schaefer Riley writes in USA Today about the ongoing unionization of public higher education. The sprawling labor force of an ever-expanding academy has become a fertile recruiting ground for the labor movement. The results…

A Click of the Mouse, a Turn of the Page

Jul 14, 2010 by Brian T. Johnson |

David Brooks of the New York Times writes a fine column on the power of books in the age of the internet. His observations are prompted by a study which finds that low income elementary school students who receive books…

CUNY Professor Wins $250K from Faculty Union

Apr 26, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Last fall the CUNY faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), settled Professor David Seidemann's law suit by paying Seidemann's pro bono attorney, Jones, Day, $250,000 in legal fees, roughly 1.5% of the PSC's…

Less May Be More

Nov 13, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Barbara Bowen, the president of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the  faculty union of the City University of New York (CUNY), circulated an e-mail asking union members to protest creation of a fifth pension tier that…

Will Layoffs Be Based on Diversity?

Oct 15, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

In recent weeks, the USA Today and National Public Radio have crowed that this recession is different: most of  those losing jobs were men (and predominantly white). This is "encouraging" according to these news outlets. Why…

The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the University

Oct 24, 2007 by |

A group calling itself The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the University is circulating a statement and a petition decrying "the intrusion of partisan politics into universities' hiring and tenure practices." Inside Higher…