Sample Op-Eds

Op-eds and letters do not have to be elaborate or published in major news outlets to be helpful. Instead, it is important to get them in quickly when an opportunity presents itself. Here are a range of pieces on topics relating to collective bargaining, contingent faculty rights, and public higher education.

A University isn’t a Business, Even in Kansas. By John M. Crisp, teaches in the English Department at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Strike at PSU? By Gary R. Brodowicz, professor of community health at Portland State University.

Attacks on Unions Misguided. By  Michelle Haberland, associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University and officer of the Georgia State University AAUP.

Labor's Ground Zero: Fighting for the American Dream. NorthJersey.com. Op-ed by James Gray Pope, law, Rutgers Law School in Newark, and executive council member of the Rutgers Council of AAUP/AFT Chapters.

The battle over public employee unions. CapeCodOnline.com Op-ed by Betsy Smith, adjunct professor of ESL, Cape Cod Community College.

Go to college to learn what Senate Bill 5 will do. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Op-ed by Maria Maisto, adjunct professor, Cuyahoga Community College, and president of New Faculty Majority, a national, nonprofit advocacy group for adjunct faculty. Matthew Williams, Summit County Republican Party Executive Committee and vice president of NFM.

How Unions Help Higher Ed. Guest blog post on WashingtonPost.com. Gwendolyn Bradley, AAUP staff.