Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Adjunct Insecurity

Inside Higher Ed
January 13th, 2015

Adjunct faculty members don’t have a lot of power on most campuses, especially if they aren't part of big collective bargaining units. But adjunct faculty members and other temporary employees at the University of Memphis just skirted what many saw as a cut to their retirement benefits, with the help of their small union in state where it lacks the power to engage in collective bargaining.
“We are viewing this as a big victory since, as far as we can tell, this has never been an issue before,” said Steven Payne, a graduate student instructor in anthropology at Memphis and member of the United Campus Workers-Communication Workers of America chapter. “No one has ever said, ‘This is a problem, you can’t implement this program.’”

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