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