Archive for March, 2016

Posted on Hunter-L – Tally Ho: DC 37, PSC Hunter, Academic Bullying

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The following was posted on the Hunter College listserv known as Hunter-L, an once thriving general communication apparatus for student, instructors and staff but has fallen on hard times, frequently reading like a tepid supermarket flyer, no less:


Regarding DC-37 and PSC Hunter, it appears that DC-37@Hunter – DC-37 is the city’s largest public employee union – has been doing a better job helping its members who have been bullied. [Definition of Bullying]

The tally is based on empirical observations and personal experiences.

This is not a rave review of DC-37 on this campus. I don’t know its inner workings as well as I know the inner workings of the PSC Hunter Chapter, which has been compromised for years. That reality about the ethical compromise might not stick in Colleagues’ craws but it sticks in mine, so much so that a while back I was in a back-and-forth with lieutenants of PSC-CUNY President Barbara Bowen.

The rest is in the attachment.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Below is a copy of the emailed I wrote in response to an email I receive from Colleague Tami Gold about the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism. T-Gold is the self-appointed director of the awards, replacing Erstwhile Colleague Peter Parisi who retired a while back. The Awards Ceremony has been moribund for years. T-Gold believes she can breathe some kind of life into it. She shares her position with an adjunct who asked that I not mention her name in any of Hunter-L postings. And, for now, I’m am following that adjunct’s wishes for now regarding this blog site.

... trying to intimidate a Colleague when she was Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair.

… trying to intimidate a Colleague when she was Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair.


Some Talk the Talk. Some Walk the Walk. And Some Like to Slam Dunk!

Saturday, March 26th, 2016


Reconsidering Ways to Out Bullies Without Breaking Heads Or Breaking the Law

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Professor David Yamada – Professor of Law at Suffolk University in Boston, Director of the New Workplace Institute and one of the giants in the healthy workplace movement – was not impressed with my facebook post about dealing with bullies.