Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day. This is potentially a huge step in academic labor relations, as a deeply exploited population attempts to make its voice heard.
It’s too early to assess how the action has fared (it’s 8:39 am eastern time as I write this), but we can wish the activist adjuncts well in what is a daring, risky move. After all, adjuncts are at-will hires, lacking the political protection tenure affords some other faculty, and activism isn’t always popular.
Some stray observations from this fraught dawn:
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