NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate...
R Givan“I expected my application to be reviewed through the lens of a public university that upholds values of excellence, integrity, and fairness. Instead, that lens looks and feels more like a corporate response to placate, delay and limit liability."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers won't show up for in-person classes due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in schools, the head of the local teachers union said...
R GivanEven without state sanctioned collective bargaining, workers can still act like a union and take collective action.
"The state Board of Education last year stripped the union of its collective bargaining power."
As students across the country start school, education experts reckon with the long-term implications of remote learning, vanishing resources and heightened inequality.
R Givan"How is it only in a pandemic that we’re concerned that our children can’t wash their hands with soap when they use the bathroom in publicly funded schools? I don’t want any of our children in school with poor ventilation." – @nhannahjones
Approximately 260 employees had been excluded from work due to a positive case or contact with a case.
R Givan"Gwinnett County Public School teachers began in-person pre-planning Wednesday at the 141 facilities throughout the county. By the next day, approximately 260 employees had been excluded from work due to a positive case or contact with a case."
The Rutgers branch of the American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) filed a lawsuit against the University last Friday that asks a superior court judge to force the Rutgers administration to honor...
R Givan"We’re saying that the University needs to come clean about the financial situation of Rutgers Athletics, so students and parents and everyone else can decide if that price is worth paying."
Our workers compensation system must be reformed to adapt to new workplace threats like the coronavirus.
R Givan"How does a nurse who is working a 12-hour shift at a hospital prove that he or she contracted the virus at the hospital, rather than say walking their dog after work? They can’t. It’s impossible. Yet some employers deny these workers compensation."
A coalition of unions representing 20,000 workers is organizing to reject the university's austerity response to the pandemic.
R Givan“The center of bargaining for the common good is that the most vulnerable should be protected and the least vulnerable should bear the greatest burden. I always understood from the beginning that this was both practical and it was right.” - @murchnik
The city’s leaders bungled the closing of the schools when the coronavirus struck. Can they be trusted to reopen them safely?
R Givan"The disproportionately high number of paraprofessionals killed has raised serious questions about inequalities in the system. Teachers’ aides, said Ms. Jones (also a pseudonym)...'have fewer protections within the school system.'"
Unions have used collective bargaining to protect police from accountability for racist killing. Such killings are more likely and frequent as a result.
R Givan"Collective bargaining is, at bottom, just a tool. And like all such tools, it can be abused. When unions use the power of collective bargaining for ends that we, as a democratic society, deem unacceptable it becomes our responsibility...(1/2)
Residents do much of the work in teaching hospitals yet have little or no say about their working conditions and lack bargaining power to improve them.
R Givan"The nearly 35,000 resident physicians in the United States frequently work more than 80 hours a week for an average of $61,200 a year while carrying an average debt burden of more than $190,000."
Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.
R Givan"Some local health directors from the counties where there are processing plants expressed some concerns about how that may negatively impact the relationship they have built with the management of the companies.”