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    CEO bonus does not play well in a time of deficits

    After faculty, staff and students at the University of Alaska rose up in outrage over news that the university president had been awarded a $320,000 retention bonus in his new contract, the UA Board of Regents had to do an about-face. In a special meeting, the board rescinded the bonus three months after offering it. [...]

    Students tell City College: Save our classes!

    “Construct, don’t destroy” was the overarching plea of hundreds of faculty, staff and students at City College of San Francisco. They marched on Aug. 25 to protest the administration’s aggressive class cancellation policy that limits options, with the semester hardly even underway. Going into a new school year, the college is on firmer footing than [...]

    Higher education delegates put contingent faculty front and center at 2014 AFT Convention

    Delegates to the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles ensured that improving the lives and working conditions of contingent faculty would remain a top priority for the union’s work in higher education. In the convention’s Higher Education committee, delegates prioritized two resolutions dealing directly with contingency to bring to the convention floor. On the floor, [...]
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    2011 AFT Everyday Hero Travis Parker inspires others with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of young African-American men through the Alpha Academy.

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