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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 12.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Karen J. Weyant © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 12 the minnesota review Karen J. Weyant The Union Steward Tries to Quit Smoking Two months without a contract, he is thinking about money when he remembers the taste of cheap cigarettes...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 155–159.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Carl Levine © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 Carl Levine "Whose University? Our University The Case for GA Unions The idealized version of the university—as a community of scholars enjoying a free space for intellectual discourse, insulated from the pressures...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 149–154.
Published: 01 November 2006
...S. Asad Raza © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 S. Asad Raza A Report from the NYU Strike The current strike at New York University is the predictable outcome of the administration's refusal to renegotiate a union contract that was due to (and did) expire in August. The 2001...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-Committed Academic Labor Graduate workers have enough professional organizations—what we need are unions that win gains and exert collective worker power on the job.1 Organizing graduate workers’ unions that can do these things also necessitates reorganizing our relationships...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in Birmingham did imagine itself as this interdisciplinary socialist- feminist whole, rather than as a kind of radical craft unionism. And it may be because the disciplines didn’t have the same kind of overwhelming professional structures in British higher...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Round, a play about political corruption. Following its production in New York City in 1932, they helped form the Theatre Union and wrote its first production, Peace on Earth, an antiwar drama. The group later produced Maltz’s Black Pit, about an informer in a coal miners’ union...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 195–202.
Published: 01 May 2005
... between the lecturers' union and the administration, and between the senate faculty and the administration, to be played out over the ensuing months. Seventeen FTEs was exactly the number of lecturers who had post-sixth year continuing employment rights, making the budget cut look like a way...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 13.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Wayman, Maureen Hynes, and Susan Eisenberg served as judges with an extensive and world-class poetry background. The contest supplemented their poetics with the abilities of the leaders from three of the larger Industrial Unions in North America, that included Basil “Buzz” Hargrove...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 308–318.
Published: 01 May 2009
... focus more on the role of contingent labor as leaders in the movement for class- based solidarity. Of all the responses to the university’s decline, the movement to unionize graduate and adjunct employees, which dates back to the postwar period, most explicitly frames...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 61–80.
Published: 01 May 2005
... for Working Class Studies get started? Was there a conscious plan from the start, or did some set of events set things in motion? Russo We started out simply to get a higher profile for what we were doing. In 1995 we had been teaching courses over at the union hall, courses for people on the swing...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 17.
Published: 01 May 2007
... down hedges for clear sight lines, take their places at the gates just inside the picketers, hands folded at their gig line, parade rest. The first day, we slow down the scabs with a solid picket line. Day two, the company clears the gates using half-hearted, union...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 101–122.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and composition program. I was really captured by that opportunity in all kinds of ways, and became quite active in that program. Williams I want to ask you about Louisville, but to fill in your time 110 the minnesota review at CUNY, that was when you first became involved in unions. Tell...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 21–35.
Published: 01 November 2009
... up near El Cajon, a blue-collar town east of San Diego, settled by dust bowl migrants and WWII veterans with a distinctive country-western pride and a well-deserved racist reputation. We were a Catholic, trade-union family (two of my father’s workmates...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 103–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
... out the conditions under which we would consider running candidates. Requirements included things like sufficient support from trade unions, fund-raising plans, a series of analyses of the jurisdiction and of access to resources. The most controversial thing at the convention was whether...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 199–205.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the bottom up,” and was organized less around the formation of unions and union leaders (as the old labor history supposedly was) than around communities of workers who may or may not have joined unions but who nevertheless left their own histories of working-class...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 153–158.
Published: 01 November 2006
... survey of national mottos reveals more than thirty direct references to the notion of “unity,” with many countries referring to it by name. Belgium’s motto, in French, is L’Union Fait la Force (“The Union is the Strength Argentina’s reads En Unión y Libertad (“In Union...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 179–184.
Published: 01 November 2007
... in real income, and the erosion of union power as evidence of the need for liberal democracy, his primary focus on morality suggests that the mistreatment of workers can be mitigated if employers simply respect their employees. It seems to me, though, that such respect has...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 81–94.
Published: 01 May 2005
... approaches that emphasized specific union skills, such as contract negotiations and handling grievances. The cultural approach to Labor Studies has resurfaced periodically, as in the work of Paolo Friere and his followers, who focused on putting worker culture at the center of labor education...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 203–210.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and all continuing education courses represent a significant part of recent CUNY growth. According to Ellen Ballesein in the faculty/staff union (PSC/CUNY) newspaper, The Clarion, "Adult and continuing education programs, once a sideline to CUNY's main mission, now account...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 248–253.
Published: 01 May 2009
... for mentorship, advice, and creative thinking about our position in the university. Unionization is of course one way to do this and is the best and first answer to improving the conditions of graduate student work, but for many of us (in right-to-work states or at technology-oriented...