#NAWD in Nov14 COCAL Updates: National #Adjunct #WalkoutDay

reblogging Precarity Dispatches: Joe Berry’s COCAL Updates, November 14



by Marnie Webster, posted originally on the CPFA (California Part-time Faculty Association) email list

  1. Since I’ve been researching and sharing on social networks so much since October 2nd the day NAWD was announced on Twitter and the after it was announced on FaceBook, maybe I can clarify some issues raised in this thread.
  2. National Adjunct Walkout Day NAWD is a call to adjuncts across the country to walkout. It is not related to any other day or week, nor is it connected to any national or state group. It is what it states: kind of like, “Hey, let’s do this!” It’s a call for grassroots action.
  3. NAWD is a call to action from anonymous adjuncts who created a grassroots idea for a grassroots action. As such, it makes sense for national, state, and local groups to build on its momentum, but it seems to me that the best way for unions and advocacy groups to support Adjunct Walkout Day is to join rather than lead adjuncts.
  4. If you go to the discussion board, you will see an area for people not only banned from walking out, but also those who do not feel comfortable walking out. It’s called: “When You Can’t Literally Walkout.” It would be great if others could post their ideas there to offer something to adjuncts across the country. http://nationaladjunct.boardhost.com/index.php and scroll down.

Read the rest at Precarity Dispatches — Joe Berry’s COCAL Updates, November 14.


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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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