Monday, March 23, 2015

Adjuncts on Hundreds of Campuses Rally Simultaneously

Labor Notes
March 13th, 2015




At Long Beach City College—like most colleges and universities these days—the adjuncts who do most of the teaching earn poverty wages and never know if they’ll even have a job next semester. But that problem wasn’t on the board of trustees’ agenda this week.
Instead the board addressed the job security of superintendent-president Eloy Ortiz Oakley. He already had a contract through 2017—but at his urging they agreed to extend it further, to 2019.
Oakley gets paid more than U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
This kind of professional disregard toward the concerns of the staff is just one of the reasons why frustrated faculty on February 25 joined the first-ever National Adjunct Awareness and Walkout Day.

At Long Beach City College—like most colleges and universities these days—the adjuncts who do most of the teaching earn poverty wages and never know if they’ll even have a job next semester. But that problem wasn’t on the board of trustees’ agenda this week.
Instead the board addressed the job security of superintendent-president Eloy Ortiz Oakley. He already had a contract through 2017—but at his urging they agreed to extend it further, to 2019.
Oakley gets paid more than U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
This kind of professional disregard toward the concerns of the staff is just one of the reasons why frustrated faculty on February 25 joined the first-ever National Adjunct Awareness and Walkout Day.
- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2015/03/adjuncts-hundreds-campuses-rally-simultaneously#sthash.UY8ECRn7.dpuf

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