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Higher Education: Building Civil Societies through Common Good Bargaining Approaches - Shared screen with speaker view
Merrie Najimy-MTA- She series
33:08
Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Assocation
Aimee Loiselle
33:18
Aimee Loiselle, co-facilitator Scholars for a New Deal for Higher Ed (SFNDHE) and postdoctoral fellow at Smith College
Joerg Rieger
33:36
Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt
1 Karen Ashikeh
33:36
Thank you for this session. Karen Ashikeh, Portland Oregon. I work with Sunrise locally and Climate Reality Project as well as DSA Environment and Justice Groups.
Roy Jaggers
36:40
With education. How can we remind future generations as well as adults that love can conquer hate?
Roy Jaggers
36:47
How can college students know the importance of asking questions, when thinkers are not in class to ask?
Roy Jaggers
36:55
Also good morning from Nevada
Marilyn Sneiderman
37:58
Please add your name and org and location in the chat!
KC(she,her,hers)
39:38
KC Wagner- Worker Institute at Cornell ILR, NYC
Roy Jaggers
39:51
Hahaha right
Saerom Park (she/her)
39:55
Saerom Park, SEIU, DC
Lynne Turner
40:38
Lynne Turner PSC-CUNY, NYC
Roy Jaggers
42:06
How can we motivate people without money transactions?
Joseph McCartin
45:29
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1 Karen Ashikeh
45:42
Question for all : What do you see the role of colleges, community colleges and High School or post HS training for environment technology and related trades? Do you think Industry or Unions or Federal/State should pay for this, with possible stipends for living expenses while training ( perhaps through Dept. of Employment unemployment insurance systems). Role of state legislatures and federal government and how to you lobby for new programs? Can military budgets be used to train military personnel for workers when they leave the military?
Roy Jaggers
45:57
True without the community we would not have workers in our government.
Brendan Sharkey
45:58
Brendan Sharkey, MA labor lawyer - D.S.O'Connor & Associates
Jeffrey Wheeler
46:07
Jeff Wheeler, Georgetown School of Foreign Service
cnigro
46:13
Hi, all. Caitlyn Nigro - AmeriCorps VISTA at Catholic Charities USA
Joseph Hower
46:23
Joseph Hower, Southwestern University (Austin, Texas)
Roy Jaggers
46:39
Also the money is going to have to come from somewhere because the planet is getting hotter
Trevor Griffey
46:47
Trevor Griffey, VP of UC-AFT at UC Irvine
Roy Jaggers
47:19
So no matter what the children knowing how to help the planets resources that we use. While also allowing ourselves to evolve into a space age actually in Outer Space
Joshua Stern
47:29
Josh Stern, Temple University, TUGSA-AFT 6290, Dir. of Organizing
Roy Jaggers
48:04
Planting seeds. Understanding soil affecting plants s well as educating about trees giving us oxygen
Roy Jaggers
48:18
Without air or clean water we will not survive long
Roy Jaggers
49:20
And the only species that can do something about it on this planet today and from here on are us humans that actually can learn and have thumbs to be more useful way more than electric devices outside of communications technology. Thank you Zoom
Trevor Griffey
49:32
public employees need a state bank to pull our pensions out of wall street
Roy Jaggers
50:44
Slowly start incorporating prisons to turn into schools.
Roy Jaggers
50:58
Take the money out of making criminals and spend it to educating the citizens
Roy Jaggers
52:05
Just in my opinion honestly I feel environmental sciences are more important to focus on in science type classes
Roy Jaggers
01:17:54
Time does always tell the truth of a situation or gathering’s results
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:20:50
Thanks for sharing the links to the NEA packet. Here is the BCG link to our sample Bargaining demands. https://www.bargainingforthecommongood.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bargaining-Demands-Memo-Long-12.2020.pdf. also, at our campus, we negotiated for divestment from fossil fuels.
Merrie Najimy-MTA- She series
01:22:12
Rich is talking about real, internal rank and file organizing to make demands on our union leadership.
Melissa Case (NEA)
01:23:30
mcase@nea.org
Roy Jaggers
01:23:42
I agree finance the future instead of the present or paying to keep the past alive.
Roy Jaggers
01:30:27
How can we prove to our democratic government that automatic systems worker for citizens instead of a balance of citizens and workers living in a community is going to destroy our constitution beliefs
KC(she,her,hers)
01:30:34
OMG - this is so instructive!
Roy Jaggers
01:30:43
Robots and computers are not people or persons
Lynne Turner
01:34:57
This session is all very important and informative. Will the session recording be posted afterwards to share with others? (The information about CUNY’s debt uncovered by our activist-driven research group was striking.)
Joseph McCartin
01:35:22
This is a very insightful and important analysis, Richard. Thanks for sharing this! The impact of financialization on higher ed that you’ve outlined is exactly the kind of phenomenon that BCG is designed to respond to. Your work on this is inspiring!
Lily Ryan
01:35:35
@Lynne, yes, we will send recordings to all participants next week!
Melissa Case (NEA)
01:36:11
I do believe the recording will be shared. Question for Lily and Joe.
Joseph McCartin
01:36:20
We’ll also post links to recordings on our website.
Cherrene Horazuk
01:36:55
Thanks in advance for sharing the recordings.
Trevor Griffey
01:38:10
Salem State faculty are heroes for sending out the warning on this!
Lily Ryan
01:38:12
If you registered on eventbrite, we will send via email to you but if you did not register on eventbrite, make sure to leave your email address so we can share
Merrie Najimy-MTA- She series
01:38:28
You can bargain for monthly teach ins to be part of student course work and make this the content.
Lynne Turner
01:39:01
Just in case, Lynne Turner PSC-CUNY, lynnecturner@yahoo.com
Anne Zacharias-Walsh
01:39:23
azw59547@gmail.com
Lily Ryan
01:39:55
bargainingforthecommongood.org
Melissa Case (NEA)
01:40:26
https://www.nea.org/resource-library/bargaining-common-good-sample-demands-safe-and-just-person-learning
Cherrene Horazuk
01:40:38
cherreneafscme3800@gmail.com, Cherrene Horazuk, AFSCME 3800 - UMN Clerical Workers
Joshua Stern
01:41:20
josh.stern@tugsa.org
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:41:20
https://www.bargainingforthecommongood.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bargaining-Demands-Memo-Long-12.2020.pdf
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:41:53
And good for us to share all of our learnings
addisalem
01:44:10
So important!
Leila C Kawar
01:44:17
It would be great if The Chronicle or Inside Higher Ed would cover some of the issues related to debt servicing. If there’s been coverage in those venues, I personally haven’t seen it.
Lynne Turner
01:45:45
Here was an article on the Debt Reveal in The Nation - https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/universities-student-debt-reveal/
Joshua Stern
01:46:09
How can we inoculate members and students from university admins saying the debt is out of their hands and is the fault of the state government defunding education?
Roy Jaggers
01:46:10
Thank you everyone for your time patience and well thoughtful words to explain a very tense and difficult time. I know as long as we can communicate we will or y’all will succeed.
Roy Jaggers
01:47:33
Not by burning masks
Roy Jaggers
01:47:39
Sorry Florida.
Roy Jaggers
01:47:45
From Nevada
Rich Levy
01:48:20
Another relevant but more Massachusetts based article on who you should care about University debt by myself and my colleague Joanna Gonsalves https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u2tI6lkDrnayKfY7Yma0GOC5jm-jkTFbJyzGp-F5_EI/edit
Merrie Najimy-MTA- She series
01:49:19
You inoculate students from university admins saying the debt is out of their hands and is the fault of the state government defunding education by first, explaining that this is an intentional tactic to keep them from organizing and second, showing them the info and teaching them how to find the info.
Dale Templeton
01:50:03
Contact information: Dale Templeton- dtempleton@nea.org- NEA Collective Bargaining Director
1 Karen Ashikeh
01:50:11
Question: Paying for training and education especially funding from the military budget to have "college classes" for a VET benefit for education to train climate leaders for change and green careers?
Merrie Najimy-MTA- She series
01:50:36
Good resource on how to inoculate against all the boss’s tactics. https://www.labornotes.org/sites/default/files/11HowTheBossKeepsUsDisorganized_1.pdf
KC(she,her,hers)
01:51:14
any examples of partnering with National Domestic Workers Alliance (ie. nannies )-- overwhelming Black and brown workers. who work in individual peoples home and are "early educators" who are now being asked to assist children with online learning now and are excluded from classic organizing with a union as their workplace is someone's home. Also campaigns around the country are with domestic workers and employers (who may be your union members) - are addressing protections like defunding police/ICE
Roy Jaggers
01:54:03
Create a peace economy through education and then work to keep the planet alive.
KC(she,her,hers)
01:54:07
experiencing what the adjunct campaing
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:55:24
Connecticut bcg campaign is all about promoting more social workers as opposed to adding police…lots of powerful demands that we can share as well
1 Karen Ashikeh
01:55:26
Reestablishment of PELL grants for prisoners under Federal law equals colleges in prisons. Can these classes focus on environment training options. Colleges DO belong in prisons.
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:57:57
https://www.bargainingforthecommongood.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bargaining-Demands-Memo-Long-12.2020.pdf
KC(she,her,hers)
01:58:03
Invaluable
Anne Zacharias-Walsh
01:58:07
Thank you so much! This has been the best panel I have seen in ages!
1 Karen Ashikeh
01:58:10
Thanks to all presenters and organizers.
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:58:11
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