Protests and Recalls

DAYS WITHOUT A CONTRACT: 406
DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR: 12

This will probably be my last post of the week (unless something really big happens). I’ll be out of town until Monday on a research trip!

Reminder: the Labor Coalition would like you to join us for a movie and a discussion on Sunday August 14th at 2pm in the Varsity Theater. We will be showing Inside Job, the award-winning documentary exposes the inner workings of the principles during the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic meltdown. Admission is free and family is welcome.

Recalls in Wisconsin seemed to be only partially successful, as only two of the six Republicans were voted out [CNN]. I know this was part of the run-up to the big recall of Governor Walker so I wonder how this may help or hinder efforts, especially given the gender dynamics involved. If you’re more interested in that, I recommend you start by reading this article by Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List and Mary Bell of the Wisconsin Education Association Council [Huffington Post].

There’s also massive student protests going on on Chile: Chile police clash with protesters during student march [BBC]. Students are demanding the educational system, which they call “unfunded and unequal,” be funded and fixed.

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