AAUP-WSU Strike Fund

In January 2019, hundreds of Wright State faculty members went on strike not for higher wages, but to protect the core educational mission. After 20 days--one of the longest strikes in the history of higher education--they won the strike, but at a cost. Strikers lost 7.2% of their annual salaries. Any funds raised will be equally distributed among all striking faculty members, up to their total gross pay lost for striking. Your support will keep our best educators in the classroom, rather than working extra jobs with less time to help their students.

My name is Dr. Tom Rooney. I am professor of biological sciences at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio, and have spent 12 years of my career here. In 2015, my colleagues elected me to be Treasurer of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the union representing faculty. As Treasurer, my responsibility is to distribute strike funds raised in a fair and equitable manner to all faculty members who were on strike for the full 20 days. We will use funds raised through GoFundMe, along with direct donations from other unions, to make a one-time payment to AAUP strikers to partially offset wages lost during the strike.

Fundraising team: AAUP-WSU (12)

Thomas Rooney
Raised $1,705 from 10 donations
Dayton, OH
John Martin
Team member
Raised $597 from 10 donations
Christopher DeWeese
Team member
Raised $525 from 7 donations
Andrew Strombeck
Team member
Raised $350 from 2 donations
John McNay
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations
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