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About 800,000 Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of union rights and activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board. The only labor representative on the Board of Governors of …

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a Raging Chicken Press mini-series on the Temple injunction of 1990 and the current APSCUF contract negotiations. To see an overview of what this series is about, check out Kevin Mahoney’s introduction to the series here.  Following …

Stand Up, Live Better!

November 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Tomorrow, BLACK FRIDAY, Walmart workers from around the country are going on strike for respect, a living wage, and a new model for the American economy – one in which we look out for one another. Enough with the race to the bottom! Stand up, …

APSCUF FACULTY APPROVE STRIKE AUTHORIZATION Vote empowers association leadership to call a strike Harrisburg – Today, faculty members at the 14 state-owned universities enabled the leaders of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) to call a strike if one is necessary. …

APSCUF Strike Authorization Vote Begins Today

November 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, APSCUF, will go ahead with a strike authorization vote that will begin today and continue through Wednesday, November 14th. The vote will allow the 14 chapter presidents in APSCUF to call for a strike if negotiations …

The Status Quo: An Election Postmortem

November 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Once more, we have elected the status quo. That Obama won instead of Romney is irrelevant. It is the sad truth that no matter who you may have voted for yesterday, the slow and systematic stripping away of our civil liberties will continue, as will …

I am a Pennsylvania voter and I voted 3rd-party in a swing state. I’ll have you know that I didn’t make this decision lightly. I waffled. I contemplated, vacillated, oscillated, fluctuated. I weighed my options. I imagined a cage fight between Romney, Obama, Jill Stein, and …

IT’S ELECTION DAY!!! – VOTE!!!

November 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

IT’S ELECTION DAY! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!! PA LAW: You ARE NOT required to produce a photo ID. You may be asked for one, but you ARE NOT REQUIRED to produce one. See Philly Inquirer http://goo.gl/YQG4L. If you experience problems or witness voter intimidation call the Election …

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