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It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

By: Duke Staff While LGBT students at Duquesne were being attacked online because two students criticized the university’s decision to bring a Chick-fil-A on campus, Duquesne remained largely silent on the issue. With the exception of a brief statement posted on Facebook, the administration has not weighed in to defend students, or offer any clarification […]

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor The Washington D.C. bureau of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that adjudicates cases involving labor disputes, voted 2-1 against Duquesne University on April 10 over an appeal from Duquesne in which the school claimed it is not under NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religious […]

Faculty strike at Pa. colleges ends after three days

Faculty strike at Pa. colleges ends after three days

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Last week, a strike of college professors paralyzed the 14 state-run colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. When the faculty of the Pennsylvania State System of Education walked off the job on Oct. 19, 100,000 students were left in the middle of a contract dispute. The strike lasted three days, […]

Getting to know Gormley: A chat with the next president of Duquesne

Getting to know Gormley: A chat with the next president of Duquesne

The Duke  sat down with law school Dean Ken Gormley on Nov. 11 to talk about his background and his plans for Duquesne as its 13th president, a role he will assume in July 2016. The interview has been edited for length. Q. Why do you think you are you qualified for this job? A. You’d have […]

NLRB remands Duquesne’s religious exemption repeal

By Julian Routh | News Editor The National Labor Relations Board rejected Duquesne’s appeal of an adjunct unionization vote, sending the case to a regional office for further consideration. The University and the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers had been awaiting an NLRB ruling since 2012, when 85 percent of part-time adjunct faculty […]

Our Year in News: A Look Back

Our Year in News: A Look Back

By Julian Routh | News Editor The adjunct battle On Sept. 1, adjunct French instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko died from complications of a heart attack, prompting a debate over whether or not part-time faculty is compensated fairly. Vojtko, 83, of Homestead, taught at Duquesne for more than 25 years before school officials told her she […]

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

By Julian Routh | News Editor While the adjunct union at Duquesne awaits a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, another adjunct union is organizing just blocks away in the city. Part-time faculty members at Point Park University who are unhappy with wages, benefits and office space are in the early stages of forming […]

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

By Julian Routh | News Editor U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle and United Steelworkers international Vice President Fred Redmond urged Duquesne earlier this week to recognize the adjunct faculty union. In a rally outside the federal building Monday afternoon, the two officials addressed issues of workers rights, particularly those allegedly violated by Pittsburgh health care provider […]

Letter to the editor: Nov. 21, 2013

Dear Editor, In acknowledgement of Campus Equity Week, which took place from Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, the members of the English Graduate Organization would like to show our support for our colleagues in the Adjunct Faculty Association. Recent events, which have sparked a national conversation about adjunct labor on university campuses, have demonstrated that […]

Adjunct union, DU await ruling

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne University officials said this week they are awaiting a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board before making any changes to the part-time faculty system, a source of controversy since the death of a former adjunct French teacher. Timothy Austin, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, said the […]