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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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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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“You Say Cut Back? We Say Fight Back!” Teach-in and Rally Energize Students and Faculty

Wednesday’s teach-in (co-sponsored by OU+AAUP) and today’s protest rally were a smashing success. The New Political has a nice rundown of the teach-in (attended by over 400 students and faculty), as does Jim Phillips at the Athens News. Today, undeterred … Continue reading

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Opposed to SB 5? Please Contact Jimmy Stewart

The Columbus Dispatch is portraying Jimmy Stewart – who represents Athens in the Ohio Senate – as a potential fence-sitter on SB 5: Sen. Jimmy Stewart, R-Albany, would not say whether he supports the bill, but he stressed he is … Continue reading

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AAUP’s Rudy Fichtenbaum Rocks: Testimony against S.B. 5

Thursday in Columbus, the Ohio AAUP’s Rudy Fichtenbaum testified eloquently before the Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee against Senate Bill 5, which would eliminate collective bargaining for all Ohio state employees. His testimony demolished the argument that killing collective bargaining will … Continue reading

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