At the student session I asked a student to question Watson about the dismissal of non-tenured teachers who participated in the strike. Watson quarreled with the wording "non-tenured teachers" but admitted that got rid of emeritus faculty who were teaching and temporary faculty.
Later he talked about how he had resolved the strike issues by working out a contract with the union chief. Don't miss what he said. He said that the key to the process was to exclude teachers from any negotiations, to do it all behind close doors with the union boss. Is that our idea of "shared governance"?
The truth is that our union too has some problems with democratic inclusion.