Would Someone Tell Me Why Adjuncts & TAs Don’t Unionize Together?

by P.D. Lesko In the September/October 1995 issue, we published a feature called, “Who’s Going to Organize the New Proletariat?” In that piece, I looked at the American Federation of Teachers’, American Association of University Professors’ and the National Education Association’s efforts to organize part-time faculty. Only the AFT officials whom I interviewed back then indicated they had “no plans to significantly increase its efforts to unionize part-time faculty in the next five years.” True to form, both the NEA and AFT have continued to focus on the organization of graduate students and full-time faculty. The AAUP’s membership has risen […]
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