The controversial secretary of education and her agenda is ripe for resistance.
Ending corporate welfare programs and expanding the millionaires' tax were some of the demands of a coalition of groups demanding tax reform in Albany. Revenue coming in from these reforms could support underfunded public education, from K-12 to higher ed.
With the election of Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, we are entering a period of existential crisis for unions and our organized power. The coming months and years are going to call for a spirit of maximum solidarity.
The theme of the conference is “overcoming austerity, adjunctification, racism, sexism, militarization and repression.”
In this moment of right-wing populism, a professor who studies higher education issues argues that now is not the time to hesitate and remain neutral. Academics should take a public stance against right-wing populism – both inside and outside the academy – and ensure that threats to vulnerable communities are not tolerated.
There's a lot at stake in the November 8 election. Defeating Donald Trump at the polls is only the first step toward progress. There's a lot more electoral work to be done.
In order to build on the progressive movements that have gained traction in recent years, left-leaning liberals should vote for Hillary Clinton for presidency. If she's elected, the progressive causes that helped secure her victory must continue to organize and hold her accountable.
Through civil disobedience, coalition building, political lobbying, and countless hours at the bargaining table, the PSC secured a contract that is, according to PSC President Barbara Bowen, “worthy of our struggle.” Now is the time to vote on the hard-won contract.
PSC President Barbara Bowen shares her assessment of the gains in the tentative contract and puts them in context of fiscal austerity in higher education.