What will the landscape for public-sector workers look like after Janus? The University of Illinois-Chicago is seeing what it can get away with — but campus unions are meeting the attacks with more militancy.
Jeff Schuhrke is a labor historian, journalist, and union activist who teaches at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State University.
“The workers and the boss have nothing in common. It is a class question.”
Like their counterparts in K-12, academic workers in public higher ed have organized to challenge austerity.