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The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed

The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates.
VanessaVaile's insight:

Welcome to the Precariat...all permatemps, whether warehouse workers or adjuncts, are in this together. We are the expendables

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Adjunct professors: unsung heroes?

Adjunct professors: unsung heroes? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Adjunct professors: unsung heroes? via Boise State University's The Arbiter Online. Not all university professors are created equal, at least not when it comes to job security. Adjunct professor Kathryn Baxter is dedicated to her students.... She works at least 40 hours a week.

When asked if she would like anything known about adjuncts, Baxter responded, “We don’t get offices. This is my office (pointing to tables in the library) and parking’s a bitch.”

VanessaVaile's insight:

Not paid for all hours worked either. Praise does not pay the bills. "Let us now praise unsung heroes" (instead of paying them) is a dangerous genre, even when, like Mallory Barker's piece here, sympathetic. 

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Whistleblowing Intern Kristen Stewart Gets Dumped

Whistleblowing Intern Kristen Stewart Gets Dumped | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Kristen Stewart Gets Dumped, from  The Atlantic Wire: Charlie Rose has settled a lawsuit with a bunch of interns who claim his show illegally worked them for free, despite a New York State law barring unpaid internships unless they are...

VanessaVaile's insight:

Welcome to the Precariat where un and underpaid labor for knowledge workers is the rule, not the exception, expected and even considered a favor to the so exploited. Sound familiar? Whether intern, adjunct, not paying workers is explotation.

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Remind you of something?

Remind you of something? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Introducing the SignOn petition protesting Applebee's decision to cut worker hours in order to duck Obamacare, New Faculty Majority Coalition writes

 

Remind you of something? #CCAC, YoungstownU & Snakes in a Loophole. Sign the petition. Send a message. Share. 


Tell Applebee's: Do NOT cut workers' hours to avoid ObamaCare

http://signon.org/sign/tell-papa-johns-apple?source=mo&id=58968-2964220-XfHLvsx


We'll be adding this to the Petition Junction page & reposting here at intervals, with updates on ongoing campaigns. That's the new petition system: 1st post or radical reminder/update will be a stand alone post. Reminders will cover multiple petitions. That way we can give them more equal attention and avoid cluttering the page. 

You can introduce a petition by posting it yourself, like PSC/CUNY did, or even, within reason, give it a boost in the same way. Maybe someone will create and maintain an ad_con petition page. 

Any questions?

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VanessaVaile's comment, December 8, 2012 3:20 PM
PS check out the comment thread too