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Petitions to put SB 5 on the ballot in November will be available at the following places this week: *the parking lot of the Market on State St – Saturday April 30 from 10-1 *Howard Hall at Union and College … Continue reading

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Repealing SB 5–Volunteers Needed!

The petition to put SB5 on the ballot in November has been approved and the drive is now underway – volunteers are needed to get signatures.  There will be a training session this Saturday, April 23 from 10-12 am in … Continue reading

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SB 5

Now that Governor Kasich has signed SB 5 limiting collective bargaining and the action of unions, we will turn our attention to collecting signatures for the petition to put SB 5 on the ballot. The state AAUP is working with … Continue reading

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Financial Exigency – Closing Programs

As the consequences of the Kasich budget unfold, it is important for us to be prepared to respond to the slow death of departments and decisions that are made based on expediency not academic mission.  Below is a statement from … Continue reading

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OU Faculty Senate Stands Up for Faculty, Defends Shared Governance

OU+AAUP applauds the Ohio University Faculty Senate’s resolution condemning President Roderick McDavis and the Inter-University Council’s support of Ohio Senate Bill 5, proposed legislation that strips faculty at public universities of their right to unionize. SB 5 is a direct … Continue reading

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We Have an Education Crisis, Not a Budget Crisis

OU’s administrators tell us we face an unprecedented budget crisis that will fundamentally transform our university so that we will no longer recognize it as programs are excised or “restructured,” tenure positions eliminated, and senior faculty pushed into early retirement.  … Continue reading

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McDavis Wants to Deregulate OU

As discovered by the New Political and discussed in our last post, OU President Roderick McDavis supports Senate Bill 5, the proposed legislation that  severely limits public employee collective bargaining rights and reclassifies university faculty as “management”–a provision that effectively … Continue reading

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