January 7th, 2015
Faced with low pay, no health benefits and a lack of job security,
adjunct instructors at colleges and universities around the country are
pushing for unionization in the hope of achieving a greater voice on
In California, part-time instructors at about a dozen colleges are
holding union contract negotiations for the first time or campaigning
for the right to do so, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Service Employees International Union, which has sought to unionize
McDonald's employees, won faculty elections this week to represent
part-time faculty at a number of schools, including Whittier College and
the San Francisco Art Institute, the LA Times reports.