October 9, 2011
Faculty Unions in Ohio and Wisconsin Hunker Down
Political climate forces leaders to accept concessions and defeat
The attacks on Ohio's and Wisconsin's public-sector unions mounted by fiscally conservative lawmakers this year are forcing unions that represent public-college faculty in those states to rethink their strategies and basic missions.
On the defensive both at the bargaining table and in the political arena, many faculty unions in the two states have been concluding that their attempts to hold their ground on one front can bring disastrous, unintended consequences on the other. The tough
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