5,000 Adjuncts in Israel Win BIG
According to a piece published in Haaretz today, the 5,000 adjunct faculty who teach at Israeli universities have won a major battle in their fight for better pay, seniority and job security. Until now, the adjuncts were employed as contract workers and dismissed at the end of each academic year. They had no job security, and qualified for few social benefits (such as health care and retirement).
Adjuncts in Israel have been fighting for the past several years to have their professional contributions recognized, their qualifications acknowledged (most hold Ph.D.s), and their employment regularized by the universities that employ them. For an adjunct to be eligible to be covered under the auspices of the new contract, s/he will have to prove that s/he has no outside employment that pays in excess of $3,800 per month.