I am pasting below an email exchange with Ann Larson from earlier today. I replied to Ann, and included my union colleagues and those who have invited me to speak on these experiences. I am aware she will be waging a public campaign on social media against me and my work. I have her blocked on social media and am aware that they are happening. Please do not forward these attacks to me.
From: Ann Larson <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:16 PM
Subject: no platform
To: Emily Drabinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I notice that you are on the program at the upcoming Labor Notes conference. I am writing to advise you to withdraw from the conference and not go to Chicago. If you decide to speak, I will write personal emails to the conference organizers as well as to your co-panelists describing the recent contract negotiations and your role in those events from the point of view of a group of adjuncts with whom I am working. They are putting together statements detailing the disgraceful campaign that you helped lead to fear-monger and pressure others. I will share these statements as widely as I can. Here is an excerpt from one of them:
The LIU union could have used a strike or other work action to demand a fair contract for all. They could have said: we stand together, full-time and part-time, as had long been the credo of the LIUFF. Instead, what ensued was a deliberate misinformation campaign spread by a faction of full-time faculty members who convinced many full-timers who were very unclear on what might happen to think they could serious pay cuts or even get fired. As an officer of the LIUFF, Drabinski knew better and had it within her the capability to dispel such unfounded claims and lay the falsehoods to rest. She certainly did nothing of the kind and advocated voting the contract up in the final hour at the meeting.