Panel Series on “Work, Unions and (In)Justice at Stony Brook in the Wake of the Janus Decision”

Location: SAC Ballroom B

Organized in collaboration with GSEU and UUP

The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, handed down this past June, ends a key way Stony Brook and other public-sector unions supported themselves for the past half-century.   What will happen to the unions that have long represented us?


2-2:45 pm

Panel #1:

Unions and Work at Stony Brook: Historical and other Contexts

Judy Wishnia (History (Emeritus), Stony Brook; Chair, Committee of Active Retired Members (COARM), New York State Union of University Professionals)

Michael Zweig (Economics (Emeritus); Former Director, Center for the Study of Working Class Life)

Moderator: Kevin Moriarty, Chapter President, UUP-Stony Brook West Campus


3-4:00 pm

Panel #2

Unionizing at Stony Brook in the Wake of the Janus Decision

Moderator: Christopher Sellers, History; Center Director


Caroline Kube, Chapter President, Union of University Professionals (UUP)–West Campus Chapter

Caroline Propersi-Grossman, Chief Steward, Graduate Student Employee Union (GSEU)

Carlos Speight, President, Stony Brook chapter of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

Fred Walter, Vice President for Academics, Union of University Professionals (UUP); At-Large Member and former President, University Senate

Steven  Ketchum, Research Assistant Union

4:15-5:30 pm

Breakout Sessions in SAC 304

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