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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2002
... , no. 50/51: 263 -69. Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions. 2000. Casual nation. December. www.cgeu.org . Damrosch, David. 1995 . We scholars:Changing the culture of the university . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Davis, Lennard J. 1995-96 . Dancing in the dark: A manifesto against...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... first union contract While we do not speak in the name of GSOC-UAW, the authors of covering graduate this essay are members of the union bargaining team. We have been priv- student employees at a ileged to participate in a historic event. Significantly, it is the first time private university...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 109–127.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the production process, where molten steel is transformed into sturdy slabs weighing up to thirty tons each.18 Other company employees explained that workers in the slab steel plant are more “hot-­headed” and attributed their emotional volatility to the dusty, deafening, sweltering climate of the plant...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 35–50.
Published: 01 December 2003
... are a regular occurrence in capitalist economies, but the David M. Enron bankruptcy was unique for a number of reasons. At the time it Brennan occurred, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.1 Enron employees suffered staggering losses, as approximately 63 percent of their 401(k...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 21–42.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., the economic, and the subjective.7 Once overwhelm- ingly Roman Catholic, Guatemala today is as much as 60 percent Pentecos- tal or charismatic Christian.8 Most call-­center employees also self-­identify as “born again,” and Christian conversion (for reasons...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... was part of a weeklong strike by Columbia University’s graduate student employees demand- ing collective bargaining rights. Although the giant rat of Morningside Heights was placed in front of the university gates to support a specific campaign, it was a symptom of contradictions...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Marshals, FBI agents, drug enforcement agents, immigration offi cers, border patrol agents, customs agents, secret service, as well as public-safety employees (so-called fi rst responders working as police and fi refi ghters). Virtually...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Juárez, 30 September 1988). But the maquilas kept coming, their num- bers increasing in the following year to three hundred facilities with 150,000 employees. Other maladies besides scarce housing and rickety water pipes...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 31–54.
Published: 01 March 2000
... barely paid employees min- imum wage; large chains, like Marriott and Hyatt, also turned into big- time union busters. Clinton’s “empowerment zones,” set up in 1993, merely continued the trend...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (1 (70)): 51–60.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Committee, or GSOC-UAW. In the fall, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recognized NYU’s graduate student employee union, the first recognized grad union at a private university. The NLRB then instructed NYU to bargain with the union...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 85–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... In 2002, the union negotiated the first contract with a private institution for graduate student employees in the history of US higher education. In the lead-up to that moment, deans and provosts, their souls full of dread at the idea of a graduate student union, had labeled the faculty conversation about...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on the sacramental use of peyote violated their First Amendment free exercise rights. The Oregon Supreme Court sided with the fired employees; the state appealed. The question that came before the Court was this: “Whether the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment permits the State of Oregon to include...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2002
... realized that pseudo-anthrax can wreak havoc. In the case of the B’nai B’rith, employees and police who walked through the “hot zone” had to remove their clothes, take showers, and undergo quarantine in a local hotel. By 1999 anthrax had become the hoax of choice, far surpassing bomb threats...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 1–31.
Published: 01 June 2000
... exemplified the old labor maxim that “justice for one is justice for all.” This campaign, named Justice for Jazz Artists (with its echo of the Service Employees International Union’s legendary Justice for Janitors campaign of the early 1990s), may have been...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 117–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of academic freedom as a guarantor of the perquisites of intellectual life in the United States today? The ongoing NYU graduate employee/student struggle for a contract, for example, underlines the increasingly large percentage of those working in the acad- emy who do not enjoy academic freedom...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 25–65.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Shares in Enron bought certainty for employees who bought themselves (as a part of a wage relation) a piece of their employer. They also simultaneously and necessarily bought into the idea of the company’s life, the company’s future...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 9–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
... discussion in this essay. The rules are divided according to the kind of activity they refer to, and the wording of each rule is exactly as it appears in a summary memo of ethics rules given to all members, officials, and employees of the House of Represen- tatives (Committee on Standards of Official...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (2 (79)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2004
... the prize of rationality to the profiteers—what- the downsizable ever needs don’t make it into the calculus are outside market reason. Since profits derive solely from tuition revenue, lean administrators do no fund- professional’s raising and answer to their investors. Employees are not stakeholders...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of financial markets in a 2002 article entitled, notably, “The Betrayal of Cap- italism”—not the betrayal of justice, or employees, or even shareholders, but of capitalism: “Enron’s failure was a failure of particular people and institutions but it was above all, part of a general failure to maintain...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
... institutions including art institutions, were now designated as a basic organization of associated labor (BOAL). Art workers were thus either employees of a BOAL or were able to organize working communities or to work independently. The highlight of the constitutional reform was the principle of associated...
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