posts from the year2016

Collective Bargaining and Unit Composition

by on December 24, 2016

An important issue in collective bargaining, with significant consequences for contingent faculty, is unit composition. At the April 3-5, 2016 annual conference in New York City of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, a panel discussed the impact that faculty composition can have on collective bargaining.

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Everyday Encounters: Antagonism in the Sharing Economy

by , on December 15, 2016

Contemporary service industry jobs, many of them tied to the sharing economy, affect both workers and customers. As Diane Negra and John Russo write in Working-Class Perspectives this week, the combination of digital platforms, automation, and control of workers’ behavior undermine the quality of work while also creating conflict between those who provide customer service and consumers seeking assistance.

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