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And that’s going to change January 1st, 2014, unless state lawmakers and Governor Corbett get in the way. What’s the deal? Right now, as you probably know if you’ve ever been unemployed, worked at a job that doesn’t come with benefits, or had a loved one in either of these situations, you know it’s extremely hard if not impossible [...]

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education calls on America’s college & university faculty to join in the search for new ways to fund higher education. [see full post at the AAUP Academe blog] In the United States, quality public higher education was once accessible to most Americans able to benefit from it. The [...]

Corbett’s Budget Address

February 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

  On Tuesday, February 6, PA Governor Tom Corbett gave his “State of the State” address. Two of the features of his plan is to privatize the PA Lottery – which is used to fund programs for seniors – and to sell off the State’s Wine and Spirits shops, tying education funding to the plan [...]

This past Sunday morning (2/3/13), APSCUF – the union that represents more than 6,000 faculty and coaches in the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – announced it had reached an agreement on a “framework” for a faculty contract after more than two years of negotiating and 19 months working without a contract. On [...]

Harrisburg – Monday evening the negotiations committee of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) unanimously approved a tentative contract agreement with the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). APSCUF delegates will vote on the tentative agreement at a Legislative Assembly scheduled for later this week. If approved, the agreement will go to [...]

APSCUF, the union that represents over 6,000 faculty and coaches in the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), announced earlier today that their negotiators had reached a framework agreement with PASSHE. The framework agreement will go to the union’s Negotiations Committee composed of the chapter presidents at each of the 14 state universities tomorrow [...]

Editor’s Note: Normally, I would list this post in our series on fracking, “Frack That!” However, I wanted to put this on the front page for a couple of reasons. First, I want to thank the founder and editor of WhoWhatWhy, Russ Baker for sending this story to us – this article is re-posted from [...]

David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party Presidential candidate, has been making his rounds across the country to promote the cause of ending corporate rule with the organization, Move to Amend.  His tour is part of Move to Amend’s 2013 Barnstorming Tours, which aims to educate the public  “in the tradition of the mighty Populist Movement” [...]

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