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State Must Commit to Reinvest in CUNY, SUNY

James Davis and Fred Kowal Albany Times Union
New York lawmakers must step up. With support from lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul, CUNY and SUNY can once again reach the forefront of higher education, helping communities across New York tackle the most pressing challenges we face as a state.

What I Learned from Jerry Meyer

John Tarleton The Indypendent
The rags-to-riches story of a leftist history professor who became rich late in life and freely shared his good fortune offers many valuable lessons. Jerry Meyer taught history and was the first PSC chapter leader at Hostos, the faculty union at CUNY

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A Chair Reviews The Chair

Karen Tongson Slate
Sandra Oh’s Netflix series - Instead of fetishizing the literary classroom as a luminous font of inspiration, the series shows us how Ji-Yoon’s strenuous efforts are constantly crushed by structural racism and sexism.

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How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.

Racialized Austerity: The Case of CUNY

Michael Fabricant & Steve Brier Gotham Gazette
Austerity policy-making over the past 50 years has been racialized, withering services in public agencies ranging from K-12 schooling to hospitals to higher education. Matters of race must be made more visible, placed at the center of policy-making.

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The Adjunct Underclass

Gary Roth Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
About one-half of all higher education teachers and professors are contingent, or adjunct, laborers. This book portrays this crisis, and even though it is a flawed treatment, reviewer Roth finds some things of interest in this study.

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Dan Clawson, Presente!

Barbara Madeloni Labor Notes
Dan Clawson, who passed away on May 7, will be remembered fondly as a tireless organizer and strategic thinker who was always inviting activists into the labor movement.
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