AAUP Purdue stands in solidarity with faculty striking at Wright State

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:51

This afternoon, AAUP Purdue passed a statement of solidarity with the faculty at Wright State, who are on their 8th day of a strike.  Over 50% of our chapter members approved the following statement:

Dear Wright State colleagues,

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors sends solidarity greetings.  We stand with your faculty in its strike against the University administration. We support your demands for better wages and working conditions for faculty at Wright State, and your fight for a better educational environment for your students.  Your struggle emblematizes the need for faculty across the country to work together in coalition to fight for its interests.

American Association of University Professors - Purdue University (West Lafayette) Chapter
West Lafayette, Indiana

We are sending it to our colleagues there, and to their administration.


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The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

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Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

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