Graduate Student Labor -January-February 2010 Volume 96, Number 1

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Don’t Mourn, Organize
By Cary Nelson
Collective bargaining in the middle of a recession is critical.

“A Welcome Debate” over Labor Reform
Interview by Cat Warren
A Q&A with the new chair of the NLRB, Wilma B. Liebman.

Singing All the Way to the Union
By Joe Grim Feinberg
Old protest songs updated for a new era.

The Antiunion Devil in the Details
By Rana Jaleel
So, FAR4? Not so good.

Graduate Education Is the Dubai of Higher Learning
By Morgan Adamson
Responding to “End the University as We Know It.”

Occupy and Escalate
By Marc Bousquet
Taking the higher ed critique beyond the streets.

Reeling In the Years
By Daniel Czitrom
Reconciling an academic career with trade unionism.

To the Power of Many
By Jamie Owen Daniel
It’s not just about graduate student organizing.

Housework Is an Academic Issue
By Londa Schiebinger and Shannon K. Gilmartin

Nota Bene


Tulane Censure Removed
By Jordan E. Kurland

Health Center Unionizes with the AAUP
By Howard Bunsis

Reports Move into Separate Volume
By Gwendolyn Bradley

New Academic Freedom Subcommittee
By Gwendolyn Bradley

The AAUP Pays Tribute to Two Feminist Scholars
By Gwendolyn Bradley and Mary Gray

Victory for Suffolk Part-Time Faculty Chapter
By Jenn Nichols

Clark Atlanta University Report and Revised RIRs Now Online
By B. Robert Kreiser




From the Editor: The Art of Blowing Smoke and the Craft of Reporting
By Cat Warren

From the General Secretary: A Faculty Voice
By Gary Rhoades

From the President: Ethics and Corporatization
By Cary Nelson


Book Reviews

The “Truthiness” of Academic Meritocracy
Reviewed by Marybeth Gasman

An Examination of the Tenured Mind
Reviewed by William G. Tierney

The Toll Road to Contingency
Reviewed by Philo A. Hutcheson