2014 AAUP & CBC In the News

11.03.2014 | Daily Targum

Students were dressed in all black and had two coffins leading a funeral procession down the College Avenue campus. The mood was somber, but not because they were mourning someone’s death — they were mourning the loss of student voice on campus.

10.24.2014 | PolitickerNJ

“We want to reclaim Rutgers from the forces who want to corporatize this institution, ” said Joe Richard, staff organizer for the American Association University Professors – American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT). “They are cutting back funding for the core academic mission, and are making work here more contingent, less stable and less well-paid. I’m a big sports fan, but I don’t want that to come at the expense of the core mission of the university.”

09.30.2014 | Kalamazoo Gazette

Lisa Minnick, president of the WMU-AAUP, said her negotiating team was well prepared and the faculty overwhelmingly approved the agreement. The salary increases are a "step in the right direction" to bringing faculty salaries in line with salaries at peer institutions.

09.05.2014 | WVXU

Cincinnati State's professors have a new contract.  The three year deal between the Board of Trustees and the college's chapter of the American Association of University Professors will take effect immediately.

04.29.2014 | Socialist Worker Online

Michael Chamberlain, co-chair of the Strike Strategy Committee this year, explains how the faculty organized for their successful contract fight at PSU.

03.26.2014 | Detroit Free Press

The AAUP's Howard Bunsis criticized the regents for what he called a sham of a public meeting on the EAA a couple of weeks ago, during which questions were prescreened by administrators. “This is not Putin’s” Russia, where free speech can be stifled," Bunsis stated.

03.17.2014 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Abel Bult-Ito explains why the United Academics AAUP/AFT Local 4996 Representative Assembly is in strong opposition to Senate Bill 176 and House Bill 335.

03.06.2014 | University of Cincinnati News Record

The session is  one of three intended to explain the proposed contract before voting starts Thursday. The contract, which was announced in February, is the result of nearly one year of negotiations between the university and AAUP.