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Out d'Coup | Mahoney Goes Solo talking APSCUF Contract Fight. Sean Kitchen Lost in Mountain Wilderness
This week, Sean Kitchen is STILL on vacation in the great Mountain West. We fear he's lost in the wilderness with nothing but his cell phone and Instagram account. So, today, it's Kevin Mahoney going solo on Out d'Coup.
Today is of course the last primary in this year’s presidential election. It will take place in DC. I am sure that we are going to see lots of movement in the Democratic Party after tonight’s results come in and we’ll talk about that next week by way of recapping the road to the Democratic and Republican conventions in July. All eyes are on the next moves of the political movement that coalesced around Bernie Sanders; and, of course, what will be the next great circus act in the show that is Donald Trump.
But today we’re going to go with a little bit of a different format. Last night, that’s Monday, June 13, I was on the Rick Smith Show talking about the APSCUF contract fight with the PA State System of Higher Education. APSCUF is of course 5,500 member union that represents faculty and coaches in the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). This past Friday, June 10, PASSHE basically dropped a 146 page proposal on the table after claiming for months it did not have any formal proposals - just “ideas.” The proposal amounted to a full-frontal attack on public higher education in Pennsylvania. Today I want to get in the weeds a bit and take a look at PASSHE’s contract proposal.
It’s got the makings of all the best right-wing tactics from their now familiar playbook: divide and conquer, destroy job security, shift power to highly-paid administrators, and turn education into a mindless process of producing cogs for the corporate machine. So, we’ll take a quick break now and then we’ll get into the weeds of a contract fight that might just lead to the first-ever strike by the faculty at the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania.
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