Adjunct faculty at California’s College of the Canyons vote to affiliate with the AFT

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After nearly two years of legal wrangling, part-time faculty at College of the Canyons finally got what they wanted–the chance to choose which union would represent them. Today, in a landslide vote (208 to 41), part-timers selected the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as their exclusive bargaining agent. Many thought this day would never come. After all, the district had done everything in its power to keep its part-time faculty from choosing AFT. First, in the middle of a legal carding campaign by AFT in fall 2001, COC concocted a scheme to force the part-timers, without their knowledge or consent, […]
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