by Kathleen Stanley, Activist, United Academics at OSU
It’s official! The AAUP advocacy chapter at OSU is joining together with colleagues from across the university to build our faculty union. After much behind the scenes organizing, we’re pleased to announce that United Academics of Oregon State University has gone public! We kicked off the public phase of our union building with a well attended lecture and discussion on May 15th with Dr. Lisa Klein of Rutgers University on the topic of “Why Faculty Unions Matter.” Through our organizing work we’ve learned more about our colleagues and their concerns and we’ll be working together as our organizing efforts kick into high gear next fall. In the meantime, check out our webpage at www.uaosu.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.