Inside Higher Ed
October 28th, 2014
Service Employees International Union launched its Adjunct Action campaign less
than two years ago, with an ambitious goal: take SEIU's metro-wide
adjunct organizing effort in Washington, D.C. -- which took years to
establish -- national, and fast. Drives were soon happening from Boston
to San Francisco, leading to a dozen new unions.
Now Adjunct Action is touting its first successful contract
negotiation, and adjuncts at Tufts University outside Boston are saying
it could serve a model for the many contract negotiations happening
Highlights include significant pay increases, longer-term contracts
and -- perhaps most meaningfully -- the right to be interviewed for
full-time positions in one’s department.