45th Annual Conference on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education & the Professions

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

45th Annual National Conference
Facing New Realities in Higher Education and the Professions

Presented by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions
Hunter College/ The City University of New York

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The keynote speaker will be David Weil, Dean, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and author of the Fissured Workplace, which describes the economic forces leading to precarious work.

The subject of the conference plenary will be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Legacy for Our Times with Will Jones, University of Minnesota, Derryn Moten, Alabama State University, and Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

The conference will include many workshops and panels relevant to PSC bargaining unit members.

Conference registration includes panels and workshops on important contemporary issues in higher education and the professions, along with a Sunday afternoon reception, and continental breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

Adjunct faculty, post-doctorates, graduate and undergraduate student employees, CUNY faculty, staff and students qualify for special conference registration rates. For promo codes, contact the National Center.

Registration before March 2, 2018 is strongly encouraged. There will not be a reimbursement for the cancellation of a conference registration made after that date.

To pay by check, access the 2018 Conference Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the National Center.

Workshops on April 15, 2018

Collective bargaining and unionization for academic labor

Financial data analysis in higher education

Effective lobbying for higher education

Bargaining over health care in higher education

Preparing, presenting, and defending at arbitration

Panels on April 16-17, 2018

Responding to Janus: collective bargaining and membership engagement

The financialization of higher education

On-line harassment of faculty and administrators

Wage discrimination at universities and professional schools

Creative solutions for resolving wage compression

Collective bargaining for non-academic staff

Mission-driven classification systems and the impact of collective bargaining

Labor-management alliances in support of higher education funding

Resolution of conflicts and improvement of labor-management relationships

The politics and impact of accreditation

Unionization at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities

Unionized environments at academic libraries

Recently negotiated first contracts for adjunct faculty

Bargaining a first contract for graduate student employees

Interest-based bargaining at community colleges

The unionization of doctors and nurses

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