All Faculty Meeting November 4
At a recent all faculty meeting AFT 1789 voted to take part in a voluntary walk-out. The walk-out takes place across the district on Thursday, November 17 from 9am-2pm, with a rally at noon. Contact your Senate presidents for campus specific locations.
The walk-out is not about the faculty and our needs, but the needs of our students, higher learning and a college education.
Here is a slide show version of the 2016 pre-Negotiations information presented by the Faculty Negotiations co-Chairs and AFT Seattle President.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.
"Professor Watchlist" by Turning Point USA was founded to "identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government." This blacklist allows students to submit names of professors who do or say things that are presumably opposed to conservative principles. Upon hearing that two professors from Notre Dame were on the watchlist, 100 of their colleagues petitioned the "Professor Watchlist" to be added to it themselves in a show of solidarity and to uphold academic freedom. You are invited to add your name to the watchlist. Visit Free Academics website and click on Take Action to sign the petition. To find out more about the Professor Watchlist, read a recent article from the Washington Post.