Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/22/14 (with @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/22/14, and was facilitated by  @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga.

The topic was What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Apr 29, where the topic – “Experiences with Writers’ Groups: Find or start a writers’ group for accountability and collegiality” will be led by @melovell.

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@rskiff Going to #AdjunctChat! The revolution will be tweeted! @Oplerno 4/22/2014 15:59
@fabianbanga hola / ciao / hi #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:01
@fabianbanga waiting 4 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:02
@ProfessorF74 Here for #adjunctchat. I have experience with unions. 4/22/2014 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga So glad to be here with you to facilitate today’s #AdjunctChat! 4/22/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” http://t.co/MBiFtVIV1u 4/22/2014 16:03
@fabianbanga so the topic today is… What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer I am happy to spend time facilitating today’s discussion with our colleague @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:04
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” http://t.co/MBiFtVIV1u 4/22/2014 16:04
@LitProfSuz Hi there #adjunctchat. I’ve missed you! Glad to be back to a normal schedule. 4/22/2014 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer How about if we see who is joining us today? Please introduce yourselves, where you are, and what you teach? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:05
@fabianbanga welcome @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:06
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Currently at George Washington U–for only about 3 more weeks. Then, #postac.We unionized a few years ago. 4/22/2014 16:06
@JHulehan SC Governor Nikki Haley is against unions–not welcome here. Sc = very anti-union. No #adjunct unions that I know of. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer For those joining today’s #AdjunctChat, please remember to include the #AdjunctChat tag in all your Tweets so people can more easily follow. 4/22/2014 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @rskiff @Oplerno Welcome to #AdjunctChat and congrats on your recent good news! 4/22/2014 16:07
@rskiff #AdjunctChat I am a teacher at @oplerno and also the CEO and founder. We are working really hard to transform the way faculty is treated. 4/22/2014 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer I teach graduate research at @NYUSCPS and doctoral teaching and learning at @PaceUniversity both as an #adjunct faculty member #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:08
@rskiff @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno Thanks now we are open and recruiting students and have over 100 faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:08
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Me: Dept. Head at #Comm_College in South Carolina. Teach #DevEd and #StudentSuccess courses. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:08
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Me: Dept. Head at #Comm_College in South Carolina. Teach #DevEd and #StudentSuccess courses. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:08
@fabianbanga I am chair of the Modern Languages Dep @berkeleycc + Dist Ed coordinator / I teach Spanish Lang and Liter always in solidarity #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer I am really looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat http://t.co/MBiFtVIV1u as it is the first one we have had specifically on union issues. 4/22/2014 16:09
@ProfessorF74 RT @JeffreyKeefer: I am really looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat http://t.co/MBiFtVIV1u as it is the first one we have had specifica… 4/22/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer Looks like we have a nicely diverse group of higher education educators here #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer Looks like we have a nicely diverse group of higher education educators here #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rskiff: @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno Thanks now we are open and recruiting students and have over 100 faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan I always believed in and respected community colleges as so important #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:10
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer indeed! should we start with the first question? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:11
@rskiff #AdjunctChat @Oplerno would like to recruit more. I think unions are so important because the current model is so corrupt and broken. 4/22/2014 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Let’s! #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 Are you a member of a union that supports adjuncts? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:11
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q1 Are you a member of a union that supports adjuncts? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer Please use A1 when replying to the first question Q1 to help with the flow #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:12
@LitProfSuz A1 As a teaching assistant, I was lucky enough to have a strong, active union at UW-Madison. As an adjunct, nope. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:12
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Yes: Service Employees Intl. Since 2007-2008. A *big* help for GW’s part-time faculty.
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@JHulehan A1: No unions in South Carolina. Deep South historically anti-union all around. Employees scared to even talk union. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” is open to all! #AcWri #ECRchat #PhDchat 4/22/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer A1 I am a member of 2 unions, one at each of the universities where I teach #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:14
@fabianbanga A1: @LitProfSuz where r you teaching now? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz There is not a union where you are? A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 A1 Great; will look forward to hearing about what you found so valuable about them #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:14
@rskiff @JHulehan #AdjunctChat If your looking for work/higher pay or are a student who needs some transfer credits take a look. 4/22/2014 16:15
@fabianbanga A1: @JHulehan do you have a centralized collective bargain structure? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan A1 Does that mean there is anti-interest on all levels or only from administration? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:15
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer A1 I’ll share whenever the time is right during #adjunctchat. 4/22/2014 16:16
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Small group of #adjuncts spoke out thru Faculty Senate recently. 1 dean suggested an “Adjunct Board.” #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:17
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan And how did that go, Jen? We got resistance from our Deans throughout. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:18
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga The technical colleges in the area have unions. I’m at two small, private colleges now.#AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:18
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer do you have a centralized collective bargain structure? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @matthewktabor Diverse in that people are around the area teaching various things on different levels #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:19
@rskiff #adjunctchat How are unions going to help with the issue of low pay in #highered when business model is broken and creating #studentdebt? 4/22/2014 16:20
@JHulehan @fabianbanga None known. Historically, alla ttempts have been squashed. Have not heard of any recent progress. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Did they explain what that is and it if means anything? A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:20
@JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Not sure it went much further than that. A 2nd meeting with lecturers & Admin did not go well at all. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:21
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer I don’t think so. The per class contract is standard pay/credit. No benefits. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:21
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan #AdjunctChat Not surprising; those meetings can just be lip service. Unions are anathema to #badmin taking over #highered. 4/22/2014 16:22
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer A group PT instructors + some FT to “represent adjuncts and bring to light issues of importance to them.” #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:22
@fabianbanga @JHulehan so faculty does not negotiate salary and benefits… A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:22
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer As yet still not created, no meetings, no forther talk on issue. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Let me paraphrase the question: who negotiate salary and benefits? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer While we can continue Q1, some of us are already considering Q2 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 Who is eligible / required to be a member of this union? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@JHulehan @fabianbanga Nope. No negotiation. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan So, a committee with no agenda, charter, authority, or anything beyond a title? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:23
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Precisely. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:24
@fabianbanga @JHulehan I assume, a difficult situation A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:25
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” is happening now http://t.co/iVbHVaYKUX All are welcome! 4/22/2014 16:25
@fabianbanga @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer I think we are getting to the root of the problem A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:26
@fabianbanga @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer I think we are getting to the root of the problem A1 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:26
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” is happening now http://t.co/iVbHVaYKUX All are … 4/22/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer A2 Both my institutions require adjuncts to contribute pay to the union, though membership is not required #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat “What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” is happening now http://t.co/ftdcYKkToY All… 4/22/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Nothing like knowing where you stand #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer I am wondering if today’s #AdjunctChat has any union representatives or official “Accounts” participating? 4/22/2014 16:27
@fabianbanga Q2 Who is eligible / required to be a member of this union? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:27
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer A2 Ours is a closed shop, but all PT faculty benefit equally from union. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:27
@OhioPTFacAssn At @uakron, #adjuncts are represented on Fac Senate but no recommendations must be implemented, whether made by FT or others. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 A2 Even with everybody a member, I wonder who really benefits? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:28
@rskiff #adjunctchat Are unions going to help with the issue of low pay in #highered when business model is broken and creating #studentdebt? No 4/22/2014 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/22/2014 16:29
@fabianbanga A2: In my campus we are all part of the same union, same negotiation and kind of same benefits #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:29
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer A2 Partly the union ($). But us too: collective bargaining + contractual protections + some job security. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @rskiff I am not sure about that, but it seems that small unions that represent single universities do not have much power #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:30
@rskiff @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Really…union leadership benefits from forced contributions. It is a shakedown. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I am wondering how many of the unions have a no strike clause? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:30
@OhioPTFacAssn In Ohio, no #adjuncts are unionized. State law says we are not public employees for collective barg purposes #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:30
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer For faculty, there is a standard package of benefits, and then individual negotiation #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:30
@OhioPTFacAssn But we are talking to unions anyway & there is interest from both union & #adjunct side. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer Agree? RT @rskiff @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Really…union leadership benefits from forced contributions. It is a shakedown. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:31
@UofA_OSA RT @OhioPTFacAssn: At @uakron, #adjuncts are represented on Fac Senate but no recommendations must be implemented, whether made by FT or ot… 4/22/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn Only public (service) employees can organize? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:32
@fabianbanga @OhioPTFacAssn @uakron But Senate is a group 4 recommendations, no 4 negotiations / collective bargain is not a recommendation #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:32
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer @rskiff A2 Not to that extreme. Of course I can only speak to my experience with SEIU. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer I am already seeing some differences in perspective about what unions can and cannot do in higher education #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:33
@NewFacMajority @JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn No. But we are excluded by law. See http://t.co/6sdAa8Rhki #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:33
@fabianbanga A2: Adjuncts pay more for benefits but all eligible #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer Perhaps time to stir the pot a little . . . Q3 What have you gained from the union activities? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn So it sounds like there really is not much representation at all? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:34
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Yearly contracts for some faculty + not being forced to add courses for no extra pay + some travel $$$. 4/22/2014 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @NewFacMajority Welcome to #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:34
@fabianbanga A1: @LitProfSuz Ah, complicated horizon #adjunctchat
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@JeffreyKeefer Q3 What have you gained from the union activities? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:35
@ProfessorF74 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q3 What have you gained from the union activities? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:35
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Q3 Also: possible protection for when folks like me speak out. And defense against wrongful termination. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:36
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Q3 Also: possible protection for when folks like me speak out. And defense against wrongful termination. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer Wow, no answers to Q3 What have you gained from the union activities? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:37
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Well, in our case: strong centralized collective bargain structure. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:37
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: Going to #AdjunctChat! The revolution will be tweeted! @Oplerno 4/22/2014 16:37
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Q3 Ahem. I gave two answers… 😉 #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:37
@Oplerno RT @JeffreyKeefer: @rskiff @Oplerno Welcome to #AdjunctChat and congrats on your recent good news! 4/22/2014 16:37
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 A3 What does it mean for an adjunct union to protect members? What recourse do they have with limited resources? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Is it because so few of ushave unions? Or so few unions are effective? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@gUInVivoVerita I call myself “contemplative, scholar, writer & teacher” because I do all that as a happy theology semi-#postac. Yes,#AdjunctChat, vague! 4/22/2014 16:38
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: #AdjunctChat I am a teacher at @oplerno and also the CEO and founder. We are working really hard to transform the way faculty i… 4/22/2014 16:38
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno Thanks now we are open and recruiting students and have over 100 faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Strong for FT and adjunct faculty, both working together? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@OhioPTFacAssn #Adjuncts in Ohio would like to have opportunity to find out what advantages union membership would bring us. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: #AdjunctChat @Oplerno would like to recruit more. I think unions are so important because the current model is so corrupt and b… 4/22/2014 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 AND I just saw them 😉 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @gUInVivoVerita Tell us more . . . #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:39
@rskiff @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Because the basic model of #highered is broken. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:39
@JHulehan @ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Protection is important! I think most of ours = silent b/c they know jobs are on the line. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:39
@fabianbanga Q3: We have for a preferential pool w/ evaluation every 3/4 years (like TT). It is not tenure but some protection for adjuncts #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:39
@fabianbanga Q3: We have for a preferential pool w/ evaluation every 3/4 years (like TT). It is not tenure but some protection for adjuncts #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:39
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Q3 Ours is a big int’l union, not adjunct-only. I’d have union lawyers, etc. on my side if necessary. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:39
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer As a TA,benefitted w/ good pay, benefits & voice. After unions were dissimated by Walker, I willingly paid dues #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:40
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan Q3 I’d never have spoken out as much as I have in the last year if I weren’t unionized. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:40
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Because the basic model of #highered is broken. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 A3 I think that people often lament how little adjuncts make, though I wonder how much unions have really helped #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:41
@fabianbanga A3 @JeffreyKeefer Most definitely // furthermore we are all faculty / seeing this differently would be classism #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:41
@NewFacMajority RT @ProfessorF74: @JHulehan Q3 I’d never have spoken out as much as I have in the last year if I weren’t unionized. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:41
@ProfessorF74 @fabianbanga Q3 Our contracts are being revised. Union may try to add measures for promoting long-time adjuncts. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:41
@JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Every time I speak out (and/or blog out!), I get a little worried. But I feel like I have to. Others can’t. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer I think that both the unions where I teach require me to give money to them, but neither can strike. What power remains? #AdjunctChat A3 4/22/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Can you speak more about this? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:43
@rskiff @JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Please work with us. The pay is better and more job security. #highered @oplenro #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:43
@fabianbanga A3 @JeffreyKeefer Like to think that a professor is more than a classify or maintenance worker at the univ. We are all workers #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:43
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan I never say anything too combative, so I’m not very worried. But you never know…Unions protect us at some level. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:43
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 I find the notion of adjunct promotion troubling, especially when there is no additional money involved #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:43
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: @JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Please work with us. The pay is better and more job security. #highered @oplenro #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @JHulehan Have you spoken out in general or against your own institution? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @JHulehan Have you spoken out in general or against your own institution? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:44
@fabianbanga A3: @ProfessorF74 Well, do you have elections 4 reps at your union? #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:44
@OhioPTFacAssn Despite no #adjunct union @uakron, it has 3-tiers of adjunct fac w/ step pay increases, different titles. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:45
@AdjunctChat RT @ProfessorF74: @JeffreyKeefer I meant promotion *and* raise. (Character count….) #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:45
@ProfessorF74 @fabianbanga Q3 Yes, elections. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn @uakron That seems a good thing #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer Q4 What have you contributed to the union activities? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:46
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 But also in meetings at insititution. Not necessarily against institution. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer While Q4 is about unions in particular, perhaps it is really about any organizing / formalizing adjunct roles? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:47
@fabianbanga A3 @ProfessorF74 Difficult to read irony in a second language : ) #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:47
@ProfessorF74 @rskiff @JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan #AdjunctChat Same here, though more for faculty positions. Someone who Googles me will find outspokenness. 4/22/2014 16:47
@josh_boldt RT @OhioPTFacAssn: Despite no #adjunct union @uakron, it has 3-tiers of adjunct fac w/ step pay increases, different titles. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:48
@fabianbanga @OhioPTFacAssn @uakron Who negotiate pays + benefits? #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @rskiff @JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Nicely stated! #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:48
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer How do adjuncts get to know each other? Trust each other? If they aren’t ever together? #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:49
@JeffreyKeefer A4 I think it is easy to say what unions or other representative structures do or do not do for us without our getting involved #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:50
@ProfessorF74 @LitProfSuz Good ?. Twitter + in-person meetings + things like Adjunct Action Network.Folks have to connect & network. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Do you think that is a divide and conquer approach or just a fact of only working part-time? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:50
@rskiff @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat World of Warcraft? 4/22/2014 16:50
@OhioPTFacAssn No pay negotiation for #adjuncts in OH. We take what they give. When we try 2 negotiate individually, it usually goes nowhere. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:50
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz Furthermore, how do adjuncts and tenured get to know each other… that is the question
@JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat
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@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @LitProfSuz Can you talk more about AdjunctAction Network? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer @rskiff @LitProfSuz If only on university servers! #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:51
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer See http://t.co/UrNLjebfvi. It’s an arm of SEIU. Bringing adjuncts together + toolsets for petitions etc. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer As we come into the home stretch, on to Q5 #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:52
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Where I am, don’t see it as nefarious, just scheduling. 1 place does require attending 3 faculty meetings #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer Q5 What do you envision is the future role of unions for adjunct knowledge workers? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:52
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q5 What do you envision is the future role of unions for adjunct knowledge workers? #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:53
@ProfessorF74 RT @fabianbanga: @LitProfSuz Furthermore, how do adjuncts and tenured get to know each other… that is the question
@JeffreyKeefer #adjunct…
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@fabianbanga @OhioPTFacAssn issue is about negotiation, not unions. It’s about collective bargain. Otherwise is like capitalism vs socialism #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:53
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Can I talk some about *risks* of unionizing? #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz Yes, you may be in a unique situation with one governing body representing all teaching faculty #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:54
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz This is very important. Otherwise you expel allies. but also it’s about personalities #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:56
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz This is very important. Otherwise you expel allies. but also it’s about personalities #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:56
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Agreed. Adjunct welcome back mtg was held a week before FT/TT welcome back mtg. Hmmmm #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:56
@OhioPTFacAssn @JeffreyKeefer Not so good. When #adjunct gets 2 top tier, @uakron doesn’t assign her classes, replaces her w/ cheaper option. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:56
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz I would love to see just one union for the whole university (including everyone) #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz I think all of us, regardless of our work or position or responsibilities, can benefit from allies! #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:57
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer But, it also goes back to what we’ve mentioned B4, few FT/TT know @ PT issues. Need alliances. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:57
@ProfessorF74 @LitProfSuz Admin likes to do divide & conquer–e.g., a zero-sum setup: adjunct gains = TT losses. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:57
@OhioPTFacAssn @fabianbanga @OhioPTFacAssn Not sure what you mean. It’s hard to negotiate as a party of one. #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn @uakron That sounds like basic corporate cost-cutting #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Of course! Please, raise unionizing risks! All ideas here are welcome #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:58
@JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Please do! #risks #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:58
@OhioPTFacAssn @JeffreyKeefer @OhioPTFacAssn @uakron You got it. Not to mention possible age, gender discrimination #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 16:58
@fabianbanga @OhioPTFacAssn Including classify workers, etc #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:59
@ProfessorF74 Unionzing brings risks: e.g., my school created alleged “full time” positions afterwards. Not really FT, not union eligible. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 To this point, #AdjunctChat is a labor of love by those who facilitate and participate. There is no funding or income here! 4/22/2014 16:59
@fabianbanga it is 2pm ! #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:00
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat has been a vigorous, involved experience, and I thank my co-facilitator @fabianbanga for his steady guidance! 4/22/2014 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer While I will need to sign off, please continue sharing thoughts and ideas; this is all so valuable #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 17:01
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan Also: admin digs in heels, challenges signatures & eligibility, tries to fear-monger about unions. @GracieG knows. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:01
@LitProfSuz Good to see you all again at #adjunctchat. What’s next week? 4/22/2014 17:01
@AdjunctChat Please consider facilitating a future #AdjunctChat on an issue of your interest; we have openings beginning on May 13! 4/22/2014 17:01
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer thank you my friend! Thank you everyone! #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:02
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: Please consider facilitating a future #AdjunctChat on an issue of your interest; we have openings beginning on May 13! 4/22/2014 17:02
@AdjunctChat The next #AdjunctChat Tue Apr 29 4:00pm EDT “Experiences with Writers’ Groups” @melovell 4/22/2014 17:03
@fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 ah! the market! : ) nothing is comp good or bad! #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: Please consider facilitating a future #AdjunctChat on an issue of your interest; we have openings beginning on May 13! 4/22/2014 17:03
@AdjunctChat While the #AdjunctChat hashtag is always available, we now have a Facebook group as well https://t.co/3aywy6lUWs 4/22/2014 17:04
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz I think all of us, regardless of our work or position or responsibilities, can benefit from all… 4/22/2014 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer Feel free to continuing chatting via #AdjunctChat or move to Facebook for potentially longer responses https://t.co/kWJ5afUQqy 4/22/2014 17:04
@ProfessorF74 @JHulehan #AdjunctChat I don’t have one, but ours were specifically created as union-busting positions: “Special Service Faculty.” 4/22/2014 17:04
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer indeed! @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: The next #AdjunctChat Tue Apr 29 4:00pm EDT “Experiences with Writers’ Groups” @melovell 4/22/2014 17:04
@rskiff Thanks #adjunctchat this was a blast. Take care! 4/22/2014 17:04
@JHulehan RT @AdjunctChat: The next #AdjunctChat Tue Apr 29 4:00pm EDT “Experiences with Writers’ Groups” @melovell 4/22/2014 17:04
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Feel free to continuing chatting via #AdjunctChat or move to Facebook for potentially longer responses… 4/22/2014 17:05
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat: The next #AdjunctChat Tue Apr 29 4:00pm EDT “Experiences with Writers’ Groups” @melovell 4/22/2014 17:05
@NewFacMajority RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @AdjunctChat: The next #AdjunctChat Tue Apr 29 4:00pm EDT “Experiences with Writers’ Groups” @melovell 4/22/2014 17:05
@JHulehan @ProfessorF74 Wow. #adjunctchat 4/22/2014 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer @rskiff Thanks for joining. Consider facilitating one of this one day! #AdjunctChat 4/22/2014 17:06
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer The same here; have to go to the library. All the best #adjunctchat! 4/22/2014 17:06
@Oplerno RT @rskiff: Thanks #adjunctchat this was a blast. Take care! 4/22/2014 17:22

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