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Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

February 22, 2017IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p.

What can collective bargaining do for faculty? What can’t it do? How does it work alongside faculty governance? This forum is an opportunity for conversation with speakers who have expertise or first-hand experience in collective bargaining and governance. Together we’ll examine whether and how collective bargaining can be an effective mechanism for faculty to participate in shaping university policy and their own working conditions.

Steven Garfinkle is Professor in the Department of History at Western Washington University. His research focuses on ancient Mesopotamia, with an emphasis on commerce and state formation. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for 2005-2006. In addition to leadership roles in faculty governance and professional associations, Steven was an original member of the organizing committee for United Faculty of Western Washington (UFWW), and he served as President of UFWW from 2009 to 2013.

Monica Bielski Boris holds a PhD in Industrial Relations from Rutgers University. She teaches courses on topics including arbitration, contract negotiations, political economy, and union organizing in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She has partnered with labor organizations such as the AFL-CIO and SEIU to conduct applied research.

William P. Jones is Professor in the Department of History, having recently joined the University of Minnesota faculty after 11 years at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is author, most recently, of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. He is currently writing a book about collective bargaining in the public sector following the Second World War.

Cosponsored by the American Association of University Professors–Twin Cities Chapter. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks before the event.

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