Fresh from DC Successes SEIU Tries to Muscle Into AFT/NEA Territory in Pacific Northwest

Fresh from DC Successes SEIU Tries to Muscle Into AFT/NEA Territory in Pacific Northwest

by John Gillie In a case that could set a national precedent, Pacific Lutheran University is taking legal steps this week to block the formation of a union to represent contingent faculty members at the Parkland university. The university, which has held occasional conversations for months with representatives of those temporary faculty members, has filed […]

Adjuncts Get Pay Raise — First In Seven Years

Adjuncts Get Pay Raise — First In Seven Years

Increases in tuition and adjunct faculty pay have been approved by Muskegon Community College trustees, who warned that because of budget constraints faculty should not be expecting any pay raises. A 4.7 percent tuition increase plus an additional $7 per contact hour fee were approved by the board of trustees in May. As a result, […]

Master’s Degrees Need Not Apply

Master’s Degrees Need Not Apply

by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon As I continue my search for work, I get lots of e-mails from various job websites. Some of the leads they send me are right in line with my skills, others are not. I’m not sure about the one I got suggesting I go work at Hooters. Anyway, when I see ones […]

New Survey Suggests Adjuncts May Be Unrealistic About Their Career Prospects

New Survey Suggests Adjuncts May Be Unrealistic About Their Career Prospects

by P.D. Lesko Fasten your seat belts. There’s a new study out, the “College Graduate Employment Survey,” by Accenture. Who’s Accenture? From the company’s website: “Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries […]

Mayday Manifesto Signers Call For Minimum $5K Per Course Pay For Adjuncts. How Can So Many People Be So Wrong?

Mayday Manifesto Signers Call For Minimum $5K Per Course Pay For Adjuncts. How Can So Many People Be So Wrong?

by P.D. Lesko I scanned the list of signers, and recognized many of the names. Good, hardworking people. Well-intentioned people. I’ve met many of them at conferences over the years. Interviewed several of them for Adjunct Advocate magazine and AdjunctNation.com. These people had signed in support of a national call to ” ensure educational quality, […]