Part-timers at Emerson College Get Their First Contract

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THE UNION REPRESENTING part-time professors at Emerson College and the school recently reached an agreement to raise salaries by 15 to 20 percent, and help pay for the health insurance of some long-time adjuncts.The agreement is seen as a victory by union activists, who hope it will inspire part-time professors at other colleges to organize. “We all thought of this as a template for other colleges, and we’ve already had people contacting us with questions about various provisions,” said Barbara Gottfried, a women’s studies instructor at Boston University who advised the Emerson union on behalf of the American Association of […]
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