Why did we not choose to invest in the places where black and brown and poor students are? […] The plan for consolidation is in no way a plan for how to invest in this system [and it ] is not innovative, it is not unique.
Over 200 union members and supporters from the AFT, AFSCME, and the 4Cs gathered on Saturday on the front lawn of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s mansion to advocate for fair contracts, adjunct equity, an end to consolidation plans, and a better community college system for the students of Connecticut.
Helena Worthen is a novelist, union activist and retired contingent faculty worker. Her book, What Did You Learn at Work Today? The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education (Hardball, 2013) won the 2014 Best Book award from the United Association for Labor Education.
John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union-busting, why the companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about “your attendance.”