Category Archives: The Strike of 2006

Why faculty unions and strikes are unpleasant but necessary in higher education (an open letter to Alexander Coward)

Dear Alexander— You don’t know me and I don’t know you beyond your now viral email that I saw via Facebook, and I don’t know all the details of the striking actions taking place right now in the University of … Continue reading

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Presidential Footnote

The other day via the trackback notifications here, I learned that MLA President (or I guess now past President?) Michael Bérubé mentioned one of my previous blog post in his recent 2013 Presidential Address, though he doesn’t quote me per se. Hey, … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: Blogging about blogging (or, metapost)

That was pretty weird. Now that EMUtalk.org is up and running and the strike itself is in a holding pattern that could last years, the traffic on this site has returned to some version of normal. So this seems as … Continue reading

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EMUtalk.org is up and running!

I think I’ve got a good start with the EMUtalk.org site. Go there right now, check it out, start commenting, let me know if you want to contribute, start posting, etc., etc. Let’s build off of the energy this stupid … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: Fallon on WEMU this morning

President John Fallon is on WEMU as I type this this morning. Here’s what he said: Fallon the offer we got on Tuesday was no improvement over what we were offered originally; it was merely a rearrangment of the dollars. … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: "Ended" for fact finding

I don’t have much time to post right now– I’m sure I’ll come back to this later. But three things for now: In case you haven’t heard, the EMU-AAUP has suspended “Ended” the strike so we can take the administration … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: Suspension extensions, rallies, meetings, oh my!

The word this morning is that the administration once again offered its “last best offer” (can you keep offering slightly different last best offers?), and, according to Howard Bunsis, there has not been “significant movement from their original position.” So, … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: A few cool links

This might be a matter of not so ancient history, depending on where the talks are and what happens tomorrow, but I thought I’d offer a couple of links from other takes on the strike, things that offer a few … Continue reading

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The Strike of 2006: Taking a day off to work

There were a couple of different articles out there about the suspension of the strike; I think this one in the Ann Arbor News “EMU faculty back in class,” sums it up pretty well. We did indeed go back to … Continue reading

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emutalk.org: Who's interested in this experiment?

First off, I have no real strike news. I’ve heard a few interesting stories/pieces of gossip in the hallway that I might share once we have a deal, but not before then. All I really know is what Howard has … Continue reading

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