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Headline/Title: Opinion:* *Clergy-Fellas vs. the Steelworkers Date: Sept. 21, 2012 Source:* *The Chronicle of Higher Education Link: http://bit.ly/Uls8MC
*Summary: * The voices of Duquesne University’s cadre of nontenurable faculty were finally heard this week, in a 50-9 vote thumpingly in favorhttp://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/duquesne-u-adjunct-faculty-votes-for-union-654250/of union representation by the United Steelworkers http://www.usw.org/organize/page?type=campaigns&id=0007. It may be years, however, before faculty and their representatives ever actually begin negotiations. That’s because the administration has joined other Roman Catholic-affiliated institutionshttp://counsel.cua.edu/fedlaw/lmra1947.cfm, right-winghttp://www.nrtwc.org/nlrb-chooses-big-labor-compulsion-over-constitutionally-protected-religious-freedom/and Republican http://diverseeducation.com/article/48048/ party operatives, and a reactionary federal appellate court judgehttp://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/beyond-yeshiva-nlrb-tackles-both-church-and-state/31246in attempting to gut national labor law guaranteeing broad freedoms of association to its faculty employees.
*Author:* Marc Bousquet
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