Continuing Ed Instructors at UMass Vote to Unionize

by Jennifer Berkshire THANKS TO A successful organizing campaign, nearly 600 continuing education instructors at the University of Massachusetts Boston chapter now have union representation. While many adjunct faculty members at UMass Boston were already part of the faculty union there, instructors in the school’s continuing education division were excluded, earning less money and no benefits for teaching similar classes. The Adjunct Advocate recently caught up with some of the organizers of the campaign and asked them about the successful drive–and what it’s likely to mean for working and teaching conditions at UMass. We spoke with Jonathan Millman and Larry […]
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