This fall thousands of workers at Yale University once again face an indefinite strike for fair wages, benefits, and worker rights. This labor struggle is one of many conflicts erupting on university campuses across the United States, representing a crisis that threatens not only the right to organize, but also the viability of university towns, the livelihood of university workers, and the vision of universities as one of the few remaining spaces for intellectual and ideological exchange free of corporate influence. As NLRB ballot boxes sit impounded, university workers walk picket lines, and thousands of researchers, teaching assistants, and hospital employees fight for the right to organize, scholars and activists are mobilizing to hold universities accountable to their own academic missions: democracy, public welfare, social justice, and free exchange. This teach-in will foster a coalition of workers, academics, students, community members, and organizers, all of whom struggle with the effects of a corporate university.
We invite activists and scholars to submit panel and workshop proposals. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 22.
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