California Colleges Cut Adjunct Pay

by Michele Alperin The United Faculty Negotiated a Contract That Cut Faculty Salaries. Union Leaders Say They Tried to Spare P/Timers, but the District Wouldn’t Budge. District Officials Say the Union Never Proposed Leaving P/Timers Out of the Equation. Regardless of Who Proposed What 1,000 Hourly Adjuncts Suffered a “Catastrophic” Financial Setback. In theory, unionization and collective bargaining are supposed to increase the pay and bolster the benefits of members. In California, however, during recent negotiations, part-time faculty union members were dismayed when their union negotiated salary reductions and cuts in benefits. These reductions were described in a fact-finding report […]
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