October 28th, 2014
A new contract guarantees most part-time professors at Tufts University better job security and a 22-percent pay raise over three years, The Boston Globe reports. The agreement caps a push by adjuncts at Tufts to organize for improved pay and benefits, among other things.
The terms of the new contract, which goes into effect on January 1, also call for:
- Adjuncts to get first notice of and a guaranteed interview for any full-time openings.
- The creation of a $25,000-per-year pool of money for professional development.
- Adjuncts with several years of experience to be eligible for two- and three-year appointments.
Adjuncts at Tufts voted to unionize in September 2013, representing the first major victory in the Service Employees International Union’s national campaign to organize part-time professors.