Later today, hundreds of community members will take to the streets to tell University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) officials that enough is enough. Enough of the poverty wages. Enough of the union-busting. Enough of the predatory insurance practices. Enough of the cut-throat corporate practices under the “non-profit” banner. Workers at UPMC are organizing a [...]

 Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.  Part 2: Problems with academic integrity in other Pennsylvania colleges. Among the mission statements of the University of North Dakota Department of Geology and Geological [...]

Frack THIS Eagle Scout

March 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting to express their concerns that the council was about to award a construction permit. The [...]

Raging Chicken’s Got Some New Shoes!

February 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Wh-wha-what?!? That’s right folks, we’re going to be trying out some new stuff in 2014. Check out this little intro to some of our plans:  

Fast food workers in over 100 U.S. cities took to the streets today to advocate for a living wage. Here’s a how coverage of the event from people on the ground looked on Twitter. For more background on today’s strikes, see Josh Eidelson’s article in Salon published this morning as strikers were first taking to the [...]

Earlier today, APSCUF announced the results of an independent audit of the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) by the accounting firm Boyer and Ritter. The report focused on seven PASSHE universities that were targeted for retrenchment this year: Cheney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Kutztown, Mansfield, and Slippery Rock. Boyer and Ritter provided this [...]

October 30th marked the first major deadline for PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) university presidents to notify the faculty union about faculty cuts. The contract between PASSHE and the faculty union, APSCUF, sets October 30th as the date by which tenured faculty members must be notified whether they will have a job the following [...]

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