Duke contingent faculty the focus of Dec. 3 People’s Alliance meeting

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Progressive Forum: The Changing World of Work

The Durham People’s Alliance, from which the Durham Living Wage Project was born, will use its December 3 meeting and Progressive Forum to educate about the so-called “gig economy” and the effort by contingent faculty at Duke University to organize with NC Faculty Forward.

Who: People’s Alliance members and the public
What: 
Public forum on the growing “gig economy” in Durham
When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Where: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701
RSVP: People’s Alliance website or Facebook

From the Facebook event page:

The next PA progressive forum will address the contingent workforce in Durham and across North Carolina, with a special focus on the efforts underway to organize contingent faculty at Duke University. Participants will have the opportunity learn more about the growing contingent workforce in our community, hear from faculty and students involved in the campaign to organize contingent faculty at Duke, and learn more about what PA, the community and leaders in Durham can do to support this important organizing effort. The forum is being co-sponsored by the PA Economic Inequality Action Team and SEIU’s Faculty Forward campaign. Members are encouraged to attend as we will approve our 2016 budget and elect our 2016 Officers and Board at our short business meeting following the forum.

Childcare provided! Email Melissa (melissa.trachtenberg@gmail.com) to RSVP for childcare.

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Pictured: Faculty Forward sign at November 10, 2015 Fight for $15 rally in Durham.

Duke University: Union Buster

Last month Duke University decided to get into the union busting business with a website designed to intimidate Duke contingent faculty member who want a union on their side into believing that they’re better off on their own. Not surprisingly, the professors in Duke Teaching First gave the website, full of inaccuracies and biased information, a poor grade.

Duke's union-busting website corrected by Duke Faculty (PDF)

Duke’s union-busting website corrected by Duke Faculty (PDF)