Tag Archives: Labor

Marx, Engels and the Critique of Academic Labor

MARX, ENGELS AND THE CRITIQUE OF ACADEMIC LABOR Special Issue of Workplace Edited by Karen Lynn Gregory & Joss Winn Articles in Workplace have repeatedly called for increased collective organisation in opposition to a disturbing trajectory in the contemporary university… we suggest that there … Continue reading

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UNITE HERE Local 8 and the AESA 2016 meeting in Seattle

The American Educational Studies Association is meeting in San Antonio this week and the key issue of its business meeting on Saturday was how the organization should respond to the ongoing union boycott of the site of its 2016 meeting … Continue reading

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Professors in Poverty

Via Brave New Films: PROFESSORS IN POVERTY An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or working on a part-time only basis. 31% of those adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and are forced to work multiple jobs just … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education (Alternate Routes, Vol. 26)

Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research VOL 26 (2015) NEOLIBERALISM AND THE DEGRADATION OF EDUCATION Edited by Carlo Fanelli, Bryan Evans Contributors to this anthology trace how neoliberalism has impacted education. These effects range from the commercialization and quasi-privatization of pre-school … Continue reading

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Organizing adjunct faculty: In whose interests?

In  2012, the Service Employees International Union announced a locally focused organizing strategy, aimed at adjunct faculty working in large metropolitan areas. The idea is that by unionizing as many institutions as possible in a metro area, market pressures will … Continue reading

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The New Academic Labor Market and Graduate Students

The Institute for Critical Education Studies at UBC is very pleased to announce the launch of a new issue of Workplace: Journal for Academic Labor: The New Academic Labor Market and Graduate Students. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor No … Continue reading

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Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor republishes back issues #1-5 and #9

Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, back issues #1-5 and #9 are now reformatted and accessible through the Archives. Thanks to the outstanding editorial work of ICES GRA Maya Borhani, we’ve been able to work forward and republish these back … Continue reading

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Discussion of proposed 10 year deal for BCTF

This Sunday (January 27) I’ll will be discussing the BC government’s proposed 10 year contract deal with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation on CKNW 980. Tune into The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie at 3:30pm PST on CKNW AM … Continue reading

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Inaugural issue revisited: Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor

ICES is returning to the archive and rolling out back issues in OJS format! We begin with the inaugural issue and its core theme, “Organizing Our Asses Off.” Issue #2 will soon follow. We encourage readers and supporters of Workplace … Continue reading

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CFP: Graduate Studies and the Academic Labor Market

Call for Papers: Graduate Studies and the Academic Labor Market Special Issue of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor 2012 Guest Editors: Bradley J. Porfilio, Julie A. Gorlewski, and Shelley J. Jensen  Workplace invites and authors to submit papers for a special … Continue reading

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