RAFT Statement of Solidarity With Palestinians

July 28, 2021 The members of the Rank-and-File Temple Caucus (RAFT) unequivocally support the cause of Palestinian liberation from Israeli occupation, settler colonialism, and apartheid.  RAFT supports the workers and oppressed people of Palestine, who are targeted by the colonial violence of the state of Israel. We support Palestinian-led movements such as BDS and itsContinue reading “RAFT Statement of Solidarity With Palestinians”

RAFT statement on the new president of Temple University

July 12, 2021 We, members of the Rank and File caucus at Temple (RAFT), in the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP), have serious concerns about the recent appointment of Temple’s new President Dr. Jason Wingard. We are especially concerned about Dr. Wingard’s credentials as they relate to leading an institution of public education, oneContinue reading “RAFT statement on the new president of Temple University”

Number 7 – October 23, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus Statement on Solidarity in the Crisis   The only way for us to fight against job cuts and higher workloads is to fight together. Contingent faculty have to stand with students, rank-and-file union members, and the working-class community on and aroundContinue reading “Number 7 – October 23, 2020”

September 5, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus Hello Comrades! We know everyone is going through it these days, and we know it’s been made worse by Temple Administration’s unwillingness to do what is necessary to protect the lives of ourselves, our colleagues, and our communities. In theContinue reading “September 5, 2020”

Number 5 – June 22, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus I. Temple, Cut All Ties with the Philadelphia Police! Can we empower ourselves without attacking the powers that be? Can we fight for autonomy at work without dismantling the hierarchies that keep all workers pliable and profitable? No! We succeed only by destroying—in concert withContinue reading “Number 5 – June 22, 2020”

Number 4 – June 4, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus RAFT is a caucus in the union for Temple faculty, librarians, and academic professionals, TAUP, and it is committed to the practice of democracy and rank-and-file mobilization across our campus. Our goal is to build a stronger union at TempleContinue reading “Number 4 – June 4, 2020”

Statement of Solidarity with #justiceforgeorgefloyd

June 3, 2020 Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus is in solidarity with the protest movement that has erupted around the country to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and all victims of police violence.  Systems of higher education have long produced and protected white supremacy and settler colonialism implicated in police violence. AsContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity with #justiceforgeorgefloyd”

Number 3 – May 5, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus Temple has more than enough money to pay us and pay us well Temple University is a wealthy institution. Its annual operating expenses are ~$1.3 billion (excluding “patient care”); it’s been generating a nice annual “profit” (of ~$100 million). NotContinue reading “Number 3 – May 5, 2020”

Number 2 – April 20, 2020

A publication for faculty, campus staff, and students by the independent Rank-and-File Temple (RAFT) Caucus The administration’s plan is austerity Is this the right time to fight for better working conditions at Temple? RAFT says Yes! We believe that now is the time to defend ourselves against intensifying exploitation and to demand necessary changes. InContinue reading “Number 2 – April 20, 2020”