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NLRB denies ULV appeal over adjunct union vote

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The National Labor Rela­tions Board announced Wed­nesday it denied the Univer­sity’s latest appeal to include regional campus adjuncts in the ongoing push to unionize adjunct faculty. The University filed this second appeal in January after its first appeal in November was denied. “We are disappointed that our inclusive approach has... 

Union vote for adjuncts ends today

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor Today is the last day in a two week period for University of La Verne adjuncts to vote on whether they want to unionize. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 28. The adjuncts had between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14 to vote on unionization, which supporters believe would... 

Group supporting adjunct unionization files suit against University

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The Service Employees International Union last week filed a lawsuit against the University of La Verne citing five unfair labor practice charges the suit claims are designed to thwart ULV adjunct faculty’s unionization efforts. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on... 

Coalition supports adjunct union

Mariela Patron News Editor Student groups at the University of La Verne formed the Coalition for Ethical Reasoning in support of adjunct professors’ decision to unionize. After learning about the obstacles adjuncts face every semester, members of the coalition say adjunct professors are treated unfairly. “They feel that they can’t voice their opinions or be heard or even be acknowledged... 

Union could grow

Adjunct faculty who teach at University of La Verne’s regional campuses are now included in the bargaining table for unionization. As the most recent response to the Service Employees International Union’s petition to represent ULV’s adjunct faculty, administration presented its position of inclusion to the National Labor Relations Board on Nov. 14. Approximately 294 adjunct faculty members... 

La Verne ponders merit pay

Mariela Patron News Editor Robert Penalber Editor in Chief A new policy is in the works to raise faculty wages based on their performances in teaching, research and professional service. Under Provost Greg Dewey, two task forces researching workload and merit pay are working together to build a plan that could become policy. With such a policy, the University would reward faculty members who excel... 

Adjunct faculty to vote on union

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne adjunct faculty filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 28, the first step toward possibly unionizing through the Service Employees International Union. Step two will be a vote to see if 51 percent of adjuncts favor unionization. The petition, which includes all part-time faculty members that... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Happenings

Open Auditions There will be open auditions for theatre student directing projects 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. today at Dailey Theatre. There are more than 45 roles available for 10 minute plays. Everyone is welcome to audition and no previous acting experience is necessary. Student Recital The University of La Verne will hold a student recital at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Faculty... 

Movie Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ treads lightly

Mariela Patron News Editor Julian Fellowes has brought back William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen, with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet and Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, and set it back to its original 16th century form– away from its last film adaptation, Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary “Romeo + Juliet.” Fellowes, known for his award-winning writing... 
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