• Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

    Grad Students Organize to Prevent Near-Impoverishment under GOP Tax Plan

    by  • December 7, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    Graduate students seem to be unfairly hit by the GOP tax plan and have organized to block passage.

    Graduate students pay for their education by teaching, doing research, and performing routine administrative tasks in return for waived tuition and a meager stipend. Under the proposed GOP tax bill, graduate student tuition waivers will be counted as...

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    “Champion of Artists” Awardee Jonathan C. Rappaport

    by  • November 5, 2017 • Events, News

    Jonathan C. Rappaport is a practicing musician, composer, conductor, and the Executive Director of Arts|Learning, an organization MALC holds in the highest esteem. Arts|Learning supports professional arts teachers and teaching artists of all disciplines in the K-12 educational system and helps to engage our next generation of artists and arts supporters/lovers.

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    Voice your support for the endangered UMass Amherst Labor Center

    by  • September 26, 2016 • Calls to Action, News

    There are many artists’ unions in the U.S. (SAG-AFTRA, the Boston Musicians’ Association,  the National Writer’s Union, to name a few) and many artists of all disciplines who hold part-time jobs as adjunct professors, and/or work in labor positions for their second jobs. Therefore, it is distressing to learn that UMass Amherst’s Labor Center, as well as many labor...

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    NLRB to Grad Students at Private Colleges: You can Unionize!

    by  • August 29, 2016 • Issues, Legislation, News

    Graduate student assistants now have the same protections as employees under federal labor law

    On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) ruled 3-1 in favor of a Columbia University graduate students’ petition to unionize, effectively allowing all graduate students nationwide to unionize at private colleges.

    “The ruling reverses a misguided...

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