My name is David Weber. I’m a Senior Instructor II in the Philosophy Department. I began teaching in at PSU as an adjunct instructor in 2001, I became a year-to-year “fixed-term” instructor in 2006 and, thanks to the work of our union, I now have more secure employment with a continuous appointment. I’m proud to be an active volunteer member of our union as a Unit Representative because our union has gone to bat for instructors like me to secure better wages and working conditions. But the main reason I’m proud to be a member of PSU-AAUP is its accomplishments in the last contract negotiations with respect to faculty governance. We’re the faculty, we have our students’ interests at heart, and we should be major players in determining how PSU meets those interests.