Steve Striffler – Statement
I am the Director of the Labor Resource Center, a Professor of Anthropology, and a member of the executive committee of the FSU. I have been in the labor movement as a scholar and participant for over twenty years, and held leadership positions in two unions prior to arriving at UMass. If elected, I will work to strengthen the FSU’s tradition of being a powerful voice for faculty/staff-to continue to build a strong, democratically-run, union that is responsive to member needs, provides avenues for member engagement, defends our interests, and builds alliances with other unions. Strengthening our voice is crucial not only because the jobs of faculty/staff are threatened, but because our mission as a public-research university that provides an affordable education to a diverse student population is currently under attack. I hope to work with you to strengthen the FSU’s ability to preserve and advance this important mission.