Sep 14, 2017

9/28/17 ASSC Annual Welcome & Recognition Luncheon

Please join the Academic Staff Steering Committee (ASSC) of the WSU Chapter of the AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, for a luncheon on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Academic Staff who have been promoted and/or received Employment Security Status (ESS). This is a great opportunity for new Academic Staff to become acquainted with the ASSC, as well as learn about ESS and promotion from colleagues recently awarded ESS and/or a promotion.

Please RSVP by 9/26/17 by clicking here.

Sep 6, 2017

DACA: Open letter from members of the Wayne State community

Initiated by a Union member in English:

Many members of the Wayne State University community have circulated the following letter initiated by John Patrick Leary, professor of English, to President Roy Wilson. The letter is in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump Administration's intent to terminate President Obama's Executive Order known as DACA. I endorse the letter and urge others who feel strongly about the situation of the 800,000 undocumented "Dreamers" also to sign the letter.

In solidarity,
Charlie Parrish

Additional suggestion by another Union member:

If you can spare one hour of your day, your actions might make a difference.
  • Let The White House Know How You Feel (15 Minutes)
  • Contact Your Member Of Congress (30 Minutes)
  • Use Social Media (15 Minutes)
  • Repeat ... Repetition is critical.

Update: Letter from 64 Higher Education Advocacy Organizations, including the American Federation of Teachers, Calls on Congress to Pass the Dream Act (link)

Sep 1, 2017

Labor Notes: Creative Actions on Hot Issues Can Fuel a Contract Fight

From Union Member Dennis Albers in CLAS:

"In a county in northeast Michigan, Service Employees (SEIU) members at a state agency were coming up on contract time. The unit was composed of 33 clerical workers, only a few of whom had contact with clients. The rest worked in the back office and had enjoyed a very relaxed dress policy for decades."

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