Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Steve has decided to move classes off campus out of respect for the strike by the UNICCO union, which represents workers who provide janitorial and other services to campus. (Michael is not teaching classes this semester so he did not have to make a similar decision).
Both Steve and Michael have shared their thoughts (Steve's here and here and Michael's here and here) about what obligations professors have to the university community, co-faculty, and students, under such circumstances.
Of special note is the rapid fire exchange of comments to Steve's first post between Kate Litvak (Texas), Joe Slater (Toledo), and Matt Bodie (Hofstra), concerning the rights of law professors to honor picket lines under such circumstances.
As this is such a controversial topic, I would love to hear other readers' views and I will certainly share your thoughts with Steve and Michael.