Unions, Education and the University

Topic: Unions, Education and the UC
Segment: D Report
Participants: Historian David Chavez, Doctoral Candidate UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 2/23/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:

– What is the history of unions?
–  Are unions still relevant?
– What is the history of unions and the reconstruction period?
– What is the history unions and white supremacy?
– How do unions participate in accessing profit resources?
– Is the conversation on unions always associated to communism?
– Why is talking about workers’ rights and human rights  demonized?
– What is neo-liberal capitalisms?
– Why are public school teachers and teaching assistants represented by unions, yet there is not a union for adjunct faculty?
– Why do we accept union representation in some jobs but no other employment sectors?
– What is the future of unions as the economy shifts from manufacturing, to service, to consumer economies?
– Are the majority of workers in the UC system represented by unions?
– What is the reform movement within union.
– What is senate bill 201?
– What is the salary of the UC System President?

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