Month: April 2012

UCSD Reaches Settlement over Compton Cookout Incidents

The US Department of Justice reported today that UC San Diego has reached a settlement with the Departments of Justice and Education over the racial incidents in February 2010 associated with the now infamous “Compton Cookout“.  The settlement arose from an investigation by these Departments over complaints of racial harassment against African-American students on campus, in violation […]

Albert Einstein on Collective Bargaining

Think collective action is outside the realm of science?  Albert Einstein didn’t think so.  In “Out of My Later Years” (most recent print by Grammercy, 1993), the Noble-prize winning physicist – and founding member of AFT Local 552 at Princeton in 1938 – devotes an entire chapter of this memoir to his thoughts on the […]