Future of UMD Governance hinges on March 5 vote

UEA Head Negoriator: Dave Schimpf

Chancellor Black’s e-mails on Jan. 28 and Feb. 15 announced that the Campus Assembly will vote on a proposed revision to the governance structure at its March 5 meeting (2:00 p.m., Rafters).

The proposed structure would mean that much more responsibility for educational policy is vested in our faculty. Most of us think that is how a university is supposed to work!


Safety officer offers help in maintaining a safe campus workplace

Steven Sternberg

UEA Safety Officer: Steve Sternberg

Safety is one of the more important concerns you should have about your job. There are federal and state laws that set the minimum guidelines for what is a safe environment. Your union contract includes those laws, as well as a commitment from UEA and the University to maintaining a safe and healthful working environment.


Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.


Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.


Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.