Groundbreakers remain unbroken

…unbowed, determined to continue #equalpay4equalwork campaign, re-posted from the Front Range CC Chapter AAUP blog. For the full skinny, back story, documents and more, visit the Colorado adjuncts’ FRCC Chapter wiki. Now for a few words about HB 14-1154 sponsors and advocates…

  

Colorado’s community college faculty owe a debt of gratitude to (l-r above) Rep. Randy Fischer (D-53) who valiantly brought forward HB 14-1154: The Colorado Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act of 2014. He was ably assisted by bill co-sponsor, Sen. John Kefalas (D-14).
We are also in the debt of award-winning academic labor advocates Suzanne Hudson and Don Eron, of the AAUP Colo. Conference, who worked tirelessly on behalf of this measure. Tremendous help was also provided by Stephen Mumme, the Conference’s Co-president; Ellen Slatkin, President of AFT Colorado; Solomon Malick (AFT) and Carolyn Siegel (9 to 5 Colorado).

Kudos are also in order to all members of the Front Range Community College AAUP Chapter, who, in just one year, formed a chapter and then stood on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to help sponsors introduce this historic, groundbreaking measure.

Read the rest of the post here. Scroll down for Don Eron’s statement, as posted to the HB 14-1154 page on Facebook, adj-l listserv and elsewhere online.

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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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