#Mobilize4Equity Weekly Links #M4E (weekly)

  • Despite decades of agitation, action and organizing, the problems of a higher education workforce that is now predominantly contingent outstrip union advocates’ ability to keep up with organizing demands. The AFT represents the largest number of adjunct, part-time and nontenure-track faculty-more than 100,000-and is charting a plan that will lead organizing efforts in new directions. At the Jan. 23-25 meeting of the AFT Higher Education program and policy council in Washington, D.C., the stories of disillusioned yet still passionately committed adjuncts informed every aspect of the discussion. Nationally, the higher education division is analyzing the results of a Hart Research Associates survey of part-time/ adjunct faculty priorities and needs. In Philadelphia, it is organizing a corps of 15,000 adjuncts who teach in a 30-mile area that includes 43 colleges and universities. Tags: M4E, union, AFT, contingent faculty, organizing, United Academics of Philadelphia

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About @NatM4Equity

The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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