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Adjunct professors move towards unionization with SEIU

Adjunct professors move towards unionization with SEIU | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Hey, @sarahkendzior, I think you'll dig this: http://t.co/aI4YWc0X. #Georgetown's adjunct professors move to unionize with SEIU.

 

Adjunct professors move towards unionization with SEIU by Vanya Mehta on October 4, 2012 in The Georgetown Voice »  News.

 

In response to the growing presence of Service Employees International Union organizers on campus, Georgetown’s provost Robert Groves addressed an email to all faculty members reaffirming the University’s respect and support of the right of employees to unionize. The SEIU, which represents 2.1 million workers in the healthcare, property, and public services sectors, began work this semester to unionize adjunct professors on the Hilltop.



 

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More Green River Adjunct Workshop coverage + CPFA Conference

More Green River Adjunct Workshop coverage + CPFA Conference | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Doesn't this make you want to go out and put on a conference just for adjuncts or throw a workshop of your own? When you do, be sure to let us know about it. Jack Longmate sets the example here by writing letting us know about the feature in the student newspaper and a video on YouTube.

 

"The April 20 “The Solution to Faculty Apartheid” conference held at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA, which featured Keith Hoeller, Frank Cosco, Kathryn Re, and me, is described in a feature in the college’s student newspaper, The Current. Click on the issue and then advance to page 10 for a nice picture of Frank and Keith."

 

The main feature is a video of presentations on part time college faculty working conditions that looks at the differences between full and part time faculty pay and other issues and possible solutions to these problems.

 

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Adjuncts come together at #newfac12 to demand fairer treatment

Adjuncts come together at #newfac12 to demand fairer treatment | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Another country heard from as the academic press checks in, this time #InsideHigherEd. 

 

"WASHINGTON – They gathered to commiserate and commit to giving adjunct faculty a stronger voice. In what was part bonding session, part road map for the future, members of the “New Faculty Majority,” a group representing professors off the tenure track, met for its first national summit here Saturday."

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The Good News and the Bad News About Public Colleges

The Good News and the Bad News About Public Colleges | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Guest post by Laura McKenna, former political science professor, blogger, and freelance writer.
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Plan to outsource MATC's adjunct teaching falls largely on deaf ears

Plan to outsource MATC's adjunct teaching falls largely on deaf ears | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
The often contentious relationship between Madison Area Technical College administrators and the president of the school's part-time teachers' union was...

 

Campus Connection: Mike Kent, president of MATC's part-time teachers union, continues to push for a member-owned, nonprofit corporation that would provide adjuct faculty staffing and support services for the college.

 

With the [last] contract still not ratified, Gov. Scott Walker introduced his budget repair bill last February that all but destroyed public-sector unions in the state... the part-time union decided to vote to ratify ... [b]ut the MATC District Board refused to sign off on the deal.

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Shortly thereafter, Kent and other members of the part-time teachers union leadership started putting together their proposal to provide MATC with adjunct faculty staffing services. 

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As it stands now, the MATC Part-time Teachers' Union will likely vanish after its current contract with the school expires at the end of June. 

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Campus Equity Week highlights issues for CSU adjunct faculty - Rocky Mountain Collegian

Campus Equity Week highlights issues for CSU adjunct faculty - Rocky Mountain Collegian | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Campus Equity Week highlights issues for CSU adjunct facultyRocky Mountain CollegianThe working conditions of contingent faculty members will be highlighted Wednesday and Thursday as part of Campus Equity Week.
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