Well, perhaps not the latter:
The Mt. Hood Community College faculty association offered a sharp response Tuesday to MHCC’s plan to hire permanent replacements should union members decide to strike.
Here it comes:
“Quality education is not built overnight; it’s not found by hiring scab labor from online job postings such as Craigslist or rushing to fill an empty classroom with an instructor who is ill-prepared for the job. The College’s threat to replace full-time faculty with scab labor is a rejection of a shared commitment to quality public higher education in East Multnomah County. It is a demonstration that the College Board and its union busting attorney are engaging in a destructive pattern of behavior that will serve only to drive students, faculty and staff from our institution.”
Those are some high-class scabs. I’m guessing that some of them might have advanced degrees and be no less ill-prepared than the current instructors who find striking more advantageous than instructing. Don’t the folks writing this know that self-respecting schools get their scabs from Scabslist and not Craigslist?