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A Tale of Gluttony and Greed in California

I was so angry and frustrated after I read the May/June 2004 cover story that I could have spit nails. Millions and million and millions of dollars of part-time faculty equity pay given over to full-time faculty in California. Can someone tell me why this doesn’t make the front page of the Los Angeles Times? That the faculty unions did this demonstrates precisely why full- and part-time faculty should never be represented by the same bargaining unit. Full-time faculty union officials, for the most part, simply cannot be trusted to do what is ethical and right. I am deeply disturbed by these revelations of betrayal and greed.

Zack S. D’Antonelli
Los Angeles, CA

I recently picked up a copy of the Adjunct Advocate in the teacher’s lounge at one of the college’s where I teach part-time. I flipped through the issue not intending to do anything other than read a page or two before my class. Thirty minutes later, I finished reading “A Tale of Gluttony and Greed.” I don’t teach in California, but if I did I would be screaming bloody murder about the equity pay that has been given

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