National Adjunct Action Week, February 23-27, 2015
National Mobilization for Equity (NME), a national coalition of unions and other organizations representing over seven million members, endorses National Adjunct Action Week (NAAW), which will take place across the country February 23-27, 2015.
NME strongly supports collective action throughout this week, which may take many forms. Adjuncts and their allies will develop varied strategies to end the abuse and exploitation of contingent academic labor in higher education. For one list of ideas on a range of possible actions and activities, click here. Other activities will be posted in coming months.
The National Mobilization for Equity endorses the National Adjunct Walkout Day, scheduled for February 25, 2015, with the proviso that NME does not support, encourage or condone anyone violating state laws, e.g., the so-called Taylor Law in New York State. Please check your own state labor codes, which are public information and online.
- Discussion board
- @NationalAdjunct and #NAWD on Twitter
- Links post and OneTab link bundles, Part 1 and Part 2
by Ann Kottner to David Weil, Director, Wage and Hour Division, DoL
In light of your recent appointment to the Wage and Hour Division and your policy change of targeting investigations toward industries and sectors rather than just addressing individual complaints, we the undersigned (see petition) are writing to urge you to open an investigation into the labor practices of our colleges and universities in the employment of contingent faculty, including adjunct instructors and full-time contract faculty outside the tenure-track. (Submitted July 10, 2014)
Editor’s Note: This petition had been withdrawn but is open again.
May Day 2014
New York City unions joined with immigrant and community organizations on Thurs, May 1 for an energetic May Day rally at City Hall. PSC members were there on the international workers’ holiday to demand a new contract with the City and better pay and working conditions for academia’s low-wage workers, adjunct faculty. As part of a national mobilization called May Day $5K, adjuncts represented by the PSC met up with adjuncts from SUNY and Pace University at the May Day rally to demanded a minimum starting salary of $5,000 per course for adjuncts. MORE
UUP MayDay $5K May 1 Update
On May 1, UUP members stand up to support equitable pay for part-time and full-time contingent faculty. Participating chapters include New Paltz, Empire State in Manhattan, SUNY Cortland, Oswego, and Oneonta.
A documentation of higher ed uprisings, sit-ins, strikes, protests, unionizations by outspoken campus workers who fight against neoliberal mismanagement of education, a public right, in the United States.
March with the PSC on May Day—Thurs., May 1, 5 pm
Demand $5K for CUNY’s Low-Wage Workers — Demand Fair Contracts, Fair Wages and Job Security for All Working People
Adjuncts, full timers, faculty, and staff—we need your presence and your indomitable spirit at the May Day march and rally, Thurs., May 1, 5:00 p.m., starting at City Hall. RSVP here. As part of a national mobilization, academic unions like the PSC and UUP, are demanding a minimum starting salary of $5,000 per course for adjuncts. May Day, the international workers’ day of action, is the perfect time to make the $5K demand visible in our city and link the struggle of college adjuncts to that of New York’s other low-wage workers. It’s also a day to stand with our partners in the city labor movement who, like us, are working without a contract, and with immigration activists who, like us, are fighting for the NYS Dream Act and a better life for the next generation of New Yorkers. Click here to let us know you’ll be coming.
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Mayday $5K Rally, SUNY New Paltz, Thursday, May 1, noon
May 1-8 week of student, faculty & staff actions against the corporatization of education in Chicago and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/WeekOfRage/info
RECLAIM EDUCATION – A Global Week of Action, May 1-8
We are calling for a Global Week of Action to reclaim education. The International Student Movement (ISM) is a platform consisting of many individuals and groups from different parts of the world.
UFA Adjunct Symposium (AFT), Philadelphia, April 19
St Louis Adjunct Symposium (SEIU), April 12
Poughkeepsie NY, April 10 (via New Paltz UUP)
Labor Notes Conference, Chicago, April 4-6.
2-5 pm Friday adjunct/ contingent faculty interest group meeting facilitated by Joe Berry. See link above for draft agenda.
Friday March 28 in Albany at the NY State Department of Education spreads through social media networks and online groups, emerging as grassroots movement and model of intuitive, spontaneous cooperation
SEIU National Town Hall, March 24, Washington D.C.