ICYMI post by Geoff Johnson, new VP of AFT Adjunct and Contingent Faculty Caucus
As I more or less said in an earlier post, if the fight to address the issue of adjunctification is ever going to get anywhere, we have to realize and act upon the fact that adjunctification has been going on in earnest in all aspects of the economy under the terms like “labor contingency,” and the “independent contracting” of the “gig economy”. In that post, I pointed out how this was the discussion you needed to have with your students.
But that’s just the beginning of it.
Teachers’ unions and traditional labor unions need to get on the same page in addressing the issue, and really, adjuncts are the true link between the two.
For those of you needing a little background into the history of labor and teachers’ unions in this country, the history of such unions takes two strains.
One strain was that, as with…
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