A Market Basket of dignity

E.J. Dionne writes about the wonder of the happy-ending tale of Market Basket, the New England grocery chain. Most of its 25,000 non-unionized workers walked out to get their deposed CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, reinstated as the company’s leader. Last week, they won.

Read the full story HERE in The Washington Post.

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Senate Bill 5 remains an emblem of Kasich’s extreme agenda

As Ohio voters consider whether to give John Kasich another four years as governor this November, they might want to revisit his first year in office, when he promoted a series of extremist policies. Chief among these was the union-busting Senate Bill 5.
 

Read the full editorial from John McNay in The Toledo Blade.

John McNay, PhD, is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and the president of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP.  

John McNay, PhD, is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and the president of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP.
 

Grassroots Labor Movement

If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?

That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.

Full story from NPR HERE 


Contract Signing Ceremony

During the contract signing ceremony, AAUP-UC President Greg Loving, President Santa Ono, Provost Beverly Davenport and former Faculty Senate President Adrianne Lane discussed the contract and the formation of a joint committee to study other faculty employment issues.