By Mitch Tropin, Treasurer, SEIU Local 500
Faculty Forward Contributor
Labor Day is coming and I want to start a new tradition: commemorating academic labor organizers—both organizers who work for SEIU or one of its locals as well as adjunct and full-time faculty who volunteered to fight on the front lines at their colleges.
This new tradition is inspired by my brothers and sisters at SEIU Local 500. I joined the Local’s Executive Board in 2015 after working on the campaign to organize adjunct faculty at Trinity University Washington, a small all-women’s college.
During local meetings and events, I learned how many at the local had ...