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Faculty Unions at the Crossroads

Faculty Unions at the Crossroads 471311 NLFXXX10.1177/109579601 2471311<italic>New Labor Forum XX(X)</italic>[TS: Please set the following pull quotes in the pages indicated within parentheses.]Clawson Higher Education in Crisis? New Labor Forum 22(1) 29 –35 Faculty Unions at the Copyright © 2013, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permission: Crossroads: Why Playing Defense sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796012471311 Is a Losing Strategy nlf.sagepub.com Dan Clawson Keywords universities, students, faculty, debt Neoliberalism arrived late at colleges and uni- an acceptable, if mediocre, job. But if the versities, but now it is making up for lost time. purpose of a union is for people to get together, The response by higher education unions—and collectively decide what matters to them, and by their faculty, staff, and graduate students— put forward a vision of a different society and has been pathetic. The question is whether we, different values, then higher education unions and our unions, will collectively wake up and are doing a lousy job. That is, higher education offer a response commensurate with the shift is being transformed and becoming privatized, taking place—as Chicago teachers began to do. and not only are we doing very little to oppose To do so would require a mass movement, unit- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Faculty Unions at the Crossroads

New Labor Forum , Volume 22 (1): 7 – Jan 1, 2013

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471311 NLFXXX10.1177/109579601 2471311<italic>New Labor Forum XX(X)</italic>[TS: Please set the following pull quotes in the pages indicated within parentheses.]Clawson Higher Education in Crisis? New Labor Forum 22(1) 29 –35 Faculty Unions at the Copyright © 2013, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permission: Crossroads: Why Playing Defense sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796012471311 Is a Losing Strategy nlf.sagepub.com Dan Clawson Keywords universities, students, faculty, debt Neoliberalism arrived late at colleges and uni- an acceptable, if mediocre, job. But if the versities, but now it is making up for lost time. purpose of a union is for people to get together, The response by higher education unions—and collectively decide what matters to them, and by their faculty, staff, and graduate students— put forward a vision of a different society and has been pathetic. The question is whether we, different values, then higher education unions and our unions, will collectively wake up and are doing a lousy job. That is, higher education offer a response commensurate with the shift is being transformed and becoming privatized, taking place—as Chicago teachers began to do. and not only are we doing very little to oppose To do so would require a mass movement, unit-

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Published: Jan 1, 2013

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