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AFT President, Randi Weingarten visiting UO in April

On Wednesday, April 26, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (our parent union!), Randi Weingarten is coming to the UO campus to deliver the inaugural Margaret Hallock Lecture on Women’s Rights. Her speech will also mark the final address in the Wayne Morse Center’s two-year look at the future of education in America. Randi’s talk is in the Giustina Ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. All faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Weingarten promotes what she calls “solution-driven unionism”—an approach to collective bargaining and collective action that…

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Organizing

Put the movement back in the labor movement

Portland State University is hosting a Labor Notes School from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 8. Since 1979 Labor Notes has published labor news and organized movement training for “union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement.” This one-day event will be a great chance to learn how union activists have organized vital, effective organizations, and to make contacts with fellow academic union activists here in Oregon. United Academics will pay for three members to attend, so please get in contact if you would like to come. This opportunity is open to…

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Diversity & Social Justice

Bargaining for social justice

As more and more college campuses focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, graduate employees at the University of Michigan are breaking new ground with a logical premise: People working for social justice should be paid for that work.

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Solidarity and Community Events

2017 AFL-CIO Summer School

The 2017 AFL-CIO Summer School will focus on how we strengthen unions and build a united movement at a time of growing divisions in the country. Join us for engaging classes and plenary discussions of the challenges facing Oregon workers and what it takes to build a fair economy. AUG 4-6, 2017 University of Oregon campus in Eugene, OR New this year: Tools for fighting for change (while significant portions of our membership are under renewed attack); building unity across the “political divide” – finding ways to unite members who disagree on politics; and learning how unions can organize and…


AAUP Summer Institute in Cincinnati

2017 Summer Institute The 2017 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. From July 27 to July 30, more than two hundred other higher education professionals from around the country will gather for four days of exciting workshops and special programs. We bring in organizers, data analysts, seasoned campaigners, and issue experts to build your skills as an advocate for AAUP principles, collective bargaining, and higher education. Summer Institute Scholarships for Faculty of Color As part of an ongoing commitment to building diverse leadership in chapters and at the national level, the AAUP-CBC has set aside…


Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck

Save the date!  United Academics’ Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck will be Saturday June 10, 4-6pm at Tugman Park. Bring your family, bring a dish to share and bring a pair of socks or some travel-sized toiletries to help the folks at White Bird Clinic. We’ll provide beer, burgers and alternatives for vegetarians/vegans.  


Panda Express Fundraiser Wednesday, May 17th

Print the attached flyers and bring one to the EMU Panda Express any time on May 17th, and the Strike Hardship Fund will get 20% of what you spend on your lunch or dinner!  Have a meeting that day?  Consider meeting at Panda!  Or pick up Panda Take-out – as long as you show the flyer we will receive 20%. If you like to use their online ordering system, just enter the Promo Code number on the flyer during your online checkout, and we’ll get credit. Have an extra tasty lunch on May 17th! Tell your friends! Treat yourself and…


Gentle Flow for Dreamers – By Donation

Join UO DREAMers this Saturday, May 6, 1-2pm in Gerlinger Annex an afternoon of relaxation, intentional movement, and focused thought to benefit the UO DREAMers Workgroup. For 50-minutes, instructors will take you through a hatha flow sequence of standing postures, classic form sun salutations, warrior poses, and seated stretches. All ability levels are welcome here! UO DREAMers is committed to the success of all undocumented students at the University of Oregon by fostering their talents and promoting their sense of safety and belonging as they pursue their higher education goals. Among other commitments, the workgroup aims to gather resources, increase retention,…