Yes, the Service Employees International Union is attempting to unionize non-tenure track teachers at Marquette.
“Non-tenure track” means people who are hired on a semester by semester basis to teach one or two courses. They are paid a few thousand dollars per course. They have the title “Adjunct.”
The Marquette non-tenure track faculty and graduate workers are asking for fair process and to form a union without interference. Today we had a rally and won a commitment to neutrality from the administration. Please sign this petition to stand with us! https://t.co/KqN4liYXdL pic.twitter.com/tJwxwEfpDJ— Sarah Kizuk (@sarah_kizuk) April 12, 2019
SEIU: Despite Marquette's social justice mission and a massive endowment many grad assistants and non-tenure track faculty currently are on short term contracts, receive sub-standard wages, and lack quality lack health care.Union Goons Occupy Marquette Administration Building
The professional SEIU goons occupied parts of Zilber this afternoon and demanded the provost’s time. He agreed to meet with them. Apparently (see below) that wasn’t enough. What a surprise! Prior to their meeting(s), the pro-SEIU goons were chanting and pounding in the stairwells. The whole building was shaking. I’m sure they’re proud of that. But their point?
I had a meeting that required me to take the steps after they had moved out of the stairwell and into their meeting. Mud ALL OVER the steps. Clearly deliberate. Do they realize they just added a huge extra task to the poor cleaning crew’s duties? Do they care? Of course not.