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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.
Here's your resource list for this episode:
Out d'Coup | The Shithole President; Dossier Drama; Oprah or NOprah?; Turn PA Blue Event; More Sexual Harassment Fallout in Capitol; Daylin Op-Eds; Beer and More!
Out d'Coup | C-YA 2017; What's in Store for 2018; PA's Third Most Famous Groundhog; Sean's Camera Lens; and, more!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Collaborative Podcast with Inside 254! We Talk Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and, the Opportunity to Organize for Power
Out d'Coup | Tax Bill Disaster; Toomey's Bucket List; Turning Point USA Scandal; J20; Dems Cave on DACA; Collab with Inside 254; Space News; Beer, and more!
Out d'Coup | Roy Moore and the Horse He Rode in On; FCC Ends Net Neutrality; #MeToo Daylight Coming to Harrisburg; SB3; DSA on the Rise; Space News and Beer!
Out d'Coup | Alt-Right Trolls Fail to Silence Sam Seder; CA Burns; Congressional Resignations; Daryl Metcalfe Heterosexual; Dark Money in PA; Space and Beer News!
Out d'Coup | GOP Tax Scam; Assault on Net Neutrality; Senator Blankenship?; Roy Moore; NY Times White Nationalist Controversy; TPUSA in PA; March on Harrisburg; and, more!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Noam Chomsky Interview from November 22, 2011
Out d'Coup | It's Monday?; Paradise Papers; Billionaire Media Play; GOP Tax Plan; Direct Actions in PA Capitol; Rick "Godly Heritage" Saccone for Congress; Sean talks "Wooder;" Beer and More
Out d'Coup Xtra | Interview with Dr. Colleen Clemens on Toxic Masculinity and Right-Wing Trolls
Out d'Coup | Huge Election Victories for Dems, DSA, and Our Revolution; More GOP Pedofilia in AL; Dems Still Pissed at Donna Brazile; Kutztown Professor Targeted by Right-Wing; TONS of beer news!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Chris Robé on His New Book, "Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas"
Out d'Coup | Climate Catastrophe a Good Bet; DHS Jihadist LARPer; Dems Under Fire; Sexism in State House; Dickinson College Blackface; Kenney to Seize Schools; March on H'Burg 2.0; and Beer!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Interview with Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek on Campus Equity Week, Adjunct Labor, and Solidarity
Out d'Coup | DNC Purges Berniecrats; Jeff Flake NOT a hero; Puerto Rico Shock Doctrine continues; Sean's RTK Scores Big; Wagner and Koch?; #PABudget?; Space News and Beer!
Out d'Coup | Capitalism and CA Wildfires; Increasing Pressure on Protest; Value Voters Summit; Screw Dick Durbin; Tom Marino Out; AG Shapiro Sues Trump; APSCUF Strike; and, Space and Beer!
Out d'Coup | Trump Assault on Obamacare; Leaving Puerto Rico?; FBI's new extremists; Right-wing v. Left-wing Media; Space News; and, of course Beer!
Out d'Coup | Vegas Horror; Trump Does Puerto Rico; Supreme Court Season; Adjunct Update; #PABudget; Alt-Right in Lancaster; Next Moon Shot; and Oktoberfest!
Out d'Coup | Shock Doctrine for Puerto Rico; Bannon Assist in AL Senate Primary; German Right Rising; Wagner White Nationalist?; PA Governors Race; Mike Regan's Junk; Going to Mars; Beer; and More!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Sean Kitchen Talks with Jamie Longazel, Author of "Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania"
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