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 […]

UCSD Campus Climate: Still Hostile

In advance of today’s Campus Climate Council meeting (2-4pm in Chancellor’s Complex 111A), the SDFA is speaking out against racist comments and student harassment that occurred at a recent Associated Students meeting.  There, Students for Justice in Palestine proposed a resolution to divest in corporations they believe profit from violent conflict (see the resolution here).  Instead […]

The March 5th Rally at Sacramento

The week of protest and action will be hit a peak this Monday, March 5th, at a rally in Sacramento.  Organized by Occupy Education California, a schedule of events is provided on their website. Among the protestors will be students from UCSD supported by the SDFA, as well as UC faculty from across California.  UC Berkeley […]

Student Demands Have a March 8 Deadline

At the culmination of the March 1st rally and protest, the UCSD Public Education Coalition “initiated a civil, peaceful, and indefinite Reclamation of the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Complex”.  They have cited six UCSD Institutional Demands and are demanding a response by March 8th: I. The permanent reopening of CLICS library and immediate moratorium on […]

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