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NEW AAUP Staff Organizer

January 16, 2024 / PSU-AAUP

We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Leavitt, PSU-AAUP's new Executive Director for Organizing, Membership, and Strategic Communications. Jonathan comes to us from Chicago, where he previously served as Senior Organizer for SEIU. During his time with SEIU Jonathan helped faculty win their unions at UChicago and Loyola, three Florida colleges, two Minneapolis colleges, and three Vermont colleges. He is also a journalist whose writings on social movements have been published in Z Magazine, CounterPunch, Truthout, Towards Freedom and more. We look forward to working with Jonathan to help Portland State University faculty build power. To schedule a time to discuss getting your department ready for the best possible contract through getting to supermajority on bargaining surveys, you can email Jonathan at

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