*better portmanteau suggestions welcome
Hey dudes! If you are higher-ed types chances are you’ve been following the action (or lack thereof) at LIU-Brooklyn, where the faculty were locked out for a week and their courses taught by replacements, also called “scabs” in labor parlance. There was a not-insubstantial amount of fear that the lockout could go on indefinitely if enough underemployed PhDs were willing to cross picket lines to work these jobs, aka “scab” as a verb. A ginormous rash of bad press ended the lockout (though not the contract negotiations), but the question remains:
How many PhDs (and other would-be professors) would scab? Would you?
If you have the 45 seconds to spare and love me (and I LOVE YOU), would you mind filling out my two-question survey that asks precisely this question?