I hope you are well. I am writing to you about the Section Newsletter that is due out in December. We are featuring a forum on the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling. We are looking for contributors for this forum who are willing to write a short piece, written in the style of a newspaper editorial rather than a strictly academic piece. It should ideally be about 800 words in length (there is some flexibility on length) and it would be sent to us by the end of November, so that there is time to integrated it into our newsletter in time for the December release.
The piece(s) could address the capacity (or lack thereof) of unions in the public sector to organize after the expected Janus ruling. Or, it could examine the ways that organized labor could prevail in this increasingly adverse environment, perspectives on building class consciousness and worker organization in Right to Work states, or one of the many other important issues this decision raises. This is such an important issue to us all, please consider sharing your expertise or assisting us in finding someone who can offer such a contribution.
Joseph van der Naald, (Joseph Reynolds Van Der Naald firstname.lastname@example.org) a graduate student at CUNY, is the newsletter editor and has been working hard to put together this important forum. Please email him or myself if you are willing to contribute a piece.
Also, if you have any other information for the newsletter (titles of recently published articles, books, conference information or calls for papers, etc.) please send them along before Nov 25th so we can format everything and get it into the newsletter.
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