ACT-UAW Local 7902: Golden Egg or San Andreas Fault?

  by Andrew Brownstein In April of last year, Solo Dowuona-Hammond raised his hand and made the motion for thousands of adjuncts at New York University to accept their first-ever contract with the administration. Though far from perfect, the contract brought immediate benefits: Some professor’s salaries jumped from $20 to $50 an hour; adjunct faculty could take sabbaticals knowing that they would have a job when they returned; and most importantly, the university could no longer fire adjuncts without cause. At the time, Mr. Dowuona-Hammond, an adjunct lecturer in the McGhee School of Liberal Arts, born in Ghana, believed in […]
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