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Recap of the Fall Adjunct Forum

In Events, News, Philly Blog on October 30, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Karen Schemerhorn tells the story of the founding of Community College of Philadelphia’s adjunct union. In the audience: New Faculty Majority President Maria Maisto, and UAP members Jessica Clark, David Chatfield, Ryan Eckes and Paul Dannenfelser

The UAP Fall Adjunct Forum was a great success, with adjuncts from across Philadelphia coming together to discuss issues, share stories, and envision a path forward.

Here’s a recap of many of the great moments that occurred throughout the day.

 

On Campus: We Are All Contingent

In Hub Features on July 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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 This post was originally published in the American Federation of Teachers’  higher ed publication: On Campus, Summer 2014 issue.

by Gary Rhoades

The shape of higher education, as of society, is changing. In our not-for-profit institutions, policymakers and managers are working to reorganize academic employment to at-will, just-in-time, pay-for-“performance” work. They are reorganizing colleges and universities to operate like businesses seeking to maximize institutional revenues and minimize investment in instruction. This model serves corporate business’s needs. But it’s a disservice to a large portion of our student populations, particularly the growing number of low-income, underserved populations that are seeking educational opportunity. Read more

AFT and the Freelancers Union Partner to Support Contingent Faculty

In News on July 8, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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Today, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Freelancers Union announced a new partnership that will enable contingent faculty across the country to access tailored benefits and connect, share and learn with others in their professions.

The partnership brings together the nation’s largest union of contingent faculty and the nation’s largest union of freelance workers, with a mission to support the lives, needs and opportunities of this growing new workforce.

Today’s announcement was made at the AFT convention and follows Freelancers Union’s earlier announcement of its National Benefits Platform at the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America 2014 meeting last month. The National Benefits Platform enables any independent worker in America to search by ZIP code for a suite of tailored benefits available to them.

You can read more about the new partnership in The Chronicle, and from the AFT’s Press Release.

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