The vote on Faculty Alliance of Miami's first collective bargaining unit, which concluded on May 2, will be counted this Wednesday, May 17 in Columbus (be there!).
In an ironic twist, on the same day at the same time, the Higher Ed Destruction Act — anti-labor sub Senate Bill 83 — will likely be voted on by the Ohio Senate. And opposition testimony will be heard by the House Workforce and Higher Ed Committee on the companion bill, House Bill 151.
Take action now! These expensive unfunded mandates will threaten academic freedom and diversity efforts at Miami and across Ohio. Plus, they would block our union from negotiating on tenure, evaluation, and retrenchment as well as workload, and ban strikes — the most important leverage a union has (even if it is never used).
The best way you can oppose the Higher Ed Destruction Bills is to submit testimony by Tuesday morning, May 16.
You can also help by packing the house to show legislators how passionate the opposition to these bills is. Making calls to senators before the floor vote on SB 83 (Wednesday 1:30pm) will also help a lot.
Here's how to take action now.u
FAM is running a car pool on Wednesday, May 17 for the vote count and SB 83 & HB 151 hearings. Join us!*b. SB 83 Written Test
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