Rachel Riederer, “The Teaching Class”
Guernica: A Journal of Arts & Politics
We couldn’t agree more with Rachel Riederer. And we’re willing to forego that office.
As capable thinkers, scholars, researchers and artists, over the last several months we’ve assessed information, reviewed history, and listened to personal testimony regarding adjunct unions and regarding the Service Employees International Union in particular.
In the spirit of collegiality, we of every rank support unionization, believing that equitable conditions contribute to the well-being of our entire CCA community: faculty, staff, administrators, students. We have neither interest in nor energy for divisiveness. The union is not an outside force--it is many of us, working together to improve working and learning conditions. SEIU provides us with organizational know-how and legal expertise, but we choose the structure and goals of our union. The literal meaning of “union” is a coming together, and that is what a yes vote will facilitate.
We want CCA to reach its extraordinary potential as a leader in community-building, social justice, and creative pursuits. Please join us in supporting a “yes” vote to form a union to benefit us all.
Opal Adisa, Distinguished Professor
Anita Amirrezvani, Adjunct Professor
Tom Barbash, Associate Professor
Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Senior Adjunct Professor
Dodie Bellamy, Adjunct Professor
Rebekah Bloyd, Senior Adjunct Professor
Claire Chafee, Adjunct Professor
Donna de la Perriere, Senior Adjunct Professor
Steve Dickison, Senior Adjunct Professor
Gloria Frym, Professor, Interim Chair
Caroline Goodwin, Senior Adjunct Professor
Matthew Iribarne, Adjunct Professor
Kevin Killian, Senior Adjunct Professor
Joseph Lease, Professor
Aimee Phan, Associate Professor
Judith Serin, Professor
Anne Shea, Assistant Professor
Matthew Shears, Adjunct Professor
Shanthi Sekaran, Adjunct Professor
David Skolnick, Senior Lecturer
Anna Vogt, Adjunct Professor
Al Young, Distinguished Professor
Faculty Members of the Writing and Literature Program and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
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