Thursday, May 03, 2012

Contingent Faculty Meeting May 4 at Labor Notes Conference

National Meeting of Contingent Faculty Activists, in conjunction with

Labor Notes Conference

Solidarity for the 99%

May 4-6, 2012    Chicago, Illinois  

Contingent Faculty meeting will be Friday, 3-5 PM at the conference hotel. Special rate of $15 is available to meeting participants, which includes all workshops Friday, reception with food and evening plenary program. (or register for entire conference, which will include a general campus worker industry meeting Sat. afternoon.

Agenda for contingent faculty meeting includes, subject to revision by group:

Introductions and brief reports of current struggles, especially from Chicago at East-West U, Columbia College and Roosevelt U.

Updates on unemployment benefits reform at state and national levels

Struggles of contingents within unions

Issues related to for-profit institutions:

NEA Academy relationship with on-line and for-profit providers of education for teachers

Proposal circulating for organizing effort among contingents in private institutions, especially for profits.

Reports on:

Recent New Faculty Majority Summit in Washington

Upcoming COCAL  X International Conference in Mexico City, August 10-12

New data on state of union organization among higher ed faculty and grad employees

Other issues as needed.

For further info on contingent faculty meeting or to comment on the proposed agenda, contact Joe Berry or 510-527-5889

Info on Labor Notes Conference

Labor Notes conferences are the biggest gatherings of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers out there—and this time we’re in Chicago! Don’t miss a weekend of inspiration, education, and agitation.

Join thousands of union members, officers, and grassroots labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces, our unions, and our communities. Meet troublemakers from around the country and around the world.

More than 100 meetings and workshops include contract campaigns, creative organizing tactics, beating apathy, running for local union office, bargaining over technology, understanding the economy, and reviving the strike.

Organize with others in your union, industry, or campaign. Face-to-face meetings to share tactics and swap notes are the heart of the Labor Notes Conference. Join an existing industry, union, or caucus meeting—or contact us to set one up.

Register at:

Conference Details

Schedule: Workshops and meetings begin 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, and end at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

Registration: $130. Includes Saturday banquet. Some scholarships are available. Sponsor a low-wage, unemployed, or young worker by supporting the scholarship fund.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Near Rosemont CTA train station (blue line).

Air Travel: Fly in to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). There is a free shuttle to the hotel.

For more info: Call Labor Notes at 313-842-6262 •

Plus, members to attend from: ARISE Chicago Worker Center * Autoworker Caravan * Coalition of Immokalee Workers * Farm Labor Organizing Committee * Jobs with Justice * Longshore Workers Coalition * Madison Teachers, Inc. * National Domestic Workers Alliance * National Taxi Workers Alliance * New York State Nurses Association * Portland Cross-Trades Solidarity * Railroad Workers United * Restaurant Opportunities Center United * SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana * Teamsters for a Democratic Union * Transnational Information Exchange Global * Transport Workers Local 100 * United Teachers of Los Angeles and many more.

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