Candidate for Organizing Officer
We’re way beyond the planning stage. The real question is what do you say when you look at yourself in the mirror and ask: “Am I willing to take action now, or not?” Nobody else is going to do it for you. Definitely not me! Definitely not Randi Weingarten! It’s up to you!
If you don’t have a union: form one now!
If you’re not part of your union: join now!
If you’re not part of your union leadership: join now!
*** If you’re part of your union leadership: stop gloating about how efficiently you’ve been selling-out your adjunct-contingent faculty constituents. Just because they throw you scraps, doesn't mean you’ve accomplished anything but perpetuated a long-standing system of injustice. Help break the chains that decades and decades of fake leaders have wrapped us in. Stop drinking the Kool Aid! Your tenured brethren will naturally represent their own class interests until you demand otherwise; their privilege comes from your suffering. Take control of the union now! There’re more of us than there are of them! ***
If you have control of your union: implement the Vancouver model (http://vccfa.ca/program-for-change/) for equal pay for equal work.
Always fight for more! Fear nothing! We have power!