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    Daniel S.Sep 3, 2023 at 5:34 PM

    “The role of the university is not simply to train workers, or to create obedient citizens.”

    It is the antithesis of the role of the university to create obedient citizens. The entire focus of education is to question everything, including what you think you know, and including both the political and the scientific establishment, thereby either overturning errors in previous assumptions or re-confirming truths.
    The truth, in this case, is that the OU Board of Trustees and its President are little more than influence peddlers and leeches, working to promote Marxist ideology at the expense of the faculty and the students who they are obligated to serve faithfully. Frankly, we students and facultybare being hindered in our untellectual pursuits by them, and would bevfar better off with no administration or leadership whatsoever than the leadership we have had thrust upon us by the OU board and its President.

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      KieranSep 22, 2023 at 1:02 PM

      I WISH that Ora Hirsch Pescovitz were somehow promoting Marxism, that’d be awesome! But alas, as a former pharmaseudical company person, I highly doubt that. Something tells me you’re just spreading lies because you fear the fact that your ideas are ideologically unsound. The truth of the matter is that if you truly and deeply believe that Oakland University, OAKLAND UNIVERSITY, and its leadership is a marxist institution then you have no understanding of Marxism and are ideologically unserious.

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    YousefSep 3, 2023 at 9:24 AM


    Public sector unions are a scourge on society.

    You are collectively bargaining the public of which whom you already are apart of and have avenues for redressing grievances. Your threat to force negotiations is to strike and hold tax payers hostage.

    Faculty should know that membership in public sector unions is NOT COMPULSORY. it is unlawful to compel membership in the aaup. So faculty if you feel you aren’t getting what you’re paying for then quit the union. They are compelled to collectively bargain on your behalf as long as they exist on campus anyway.

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      yousefSep 5, 2023 at 12:29 PM

      The SCOTUS ruling is Janus v AFSCME, Council 31, ___US___; 138 S Ct 2448 (2018)

      The michigan law governing labor contracts is under public act 9 of 2023