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October Update: PSU-AAUP

  Oct 6, 2017     1472 Views     Leave your thoughts  

José Padín, President, PSU-AAUP University unions, and specifically, the unions of faculty and academic professionals, are an essential piece of a high-quality university, for many reasons. Dr. Rhamat Shoureshi, the new president of Portland State University, agrees with us on this. PSU-AAUP held a warm welcome reception for President Shoureshi on October 3, to a full house. In the last week we also met with two new Deans, the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Marvin Lynn, and the Dean of the College of the Arts, Leroy Bynum; we introduced them to PSU-AAUP and welcomed them to PSU. Dean…

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October Update: Graduate Employees’ Union

  Oct 6, 2017     165 Views     Leave your thoughts  

by Jiries Meehan-Atrash, Communications Committee, GEU Like a newborn foal, the Graduate Employees Union at Portland State University has landed on its feet bucking, negotiating its first contract with no hesitation. During the past year GEU has dedicated its efforts towards the non-economic issues facing grad employees here, such as appointment notifications, workload, and tuition remission. In the coming year GEU will take its first bite into the economic issues regarding minimum stipends, cost of living adjustments and healthcare. An initially recalcitrant administration has placed significant hurdles along the way, but the bargaining is confident that a valuable contract is…

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