Wednesday, August 6, 2014

After the First Contract

Inside Higher Ed
August 6th, 2014

How can adjunct unions keep their members engaged after their first contracts have been negotiated? And what’s next on various higher education unions’ agendas? Those and other questions were the focus of a session on adjunct organizing at the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor conference, or COCAL, here Tuesday.
“It’s not just about that election, the ‘win,’ ” said panelist Malini Cadambi Daniel, higher education campaign director for Service Employees International Union, which now represents 21,000 adjunct professors nationwide. “It’s about that second, third, fifth, that 100th contract.”
She added: “We have to change the culture.”

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