SEIU http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-corporatization-higher-education-affecting-teachers <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.</span></span><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><p><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:58:38 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 39909 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? Today on Your Call: What Are The Most Effective Ways For Workers To Organize? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-most-effective-ways-workers-organize <P> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:16:07 +0000 Malihe Razazan 20417 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What Are The Most Effective Ways For Workers To Organize? Is a port strike looming? http://kalw.org/post/port-strike-looming <p>Today, The <em><a href="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/is-a-port-strike-looming/Content?oid=3324419">East Bay Express </a></em>is reporting that the Port of Oakland workers may go on strike for the first time in 41 years. Recently, contracts between the SEIU and three other unions representing port workers have expired. SEIU says that port management is asking for major concessions, including an increased five percent employee contribution to their pension plans and no cost-of-living increase in wages which workers say equates to about a 10 percent pay cut.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:46:41 +0000 Holly Kernan 15926 at http://kalw.org Is a port strike looming?