American University Adjuncts Vote to Unionize With SEIU

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Adjunct faculty at American University voted to unionize Thursday, following the lead of their peers at George Washington University and Montgomery College. Adjuncts are the temps of higher education. They make up more than half of all college faculty nationwide, but most work part-time “for very low wages with no benefits, job security, administrative support or academic rights,” the labor union SEIU said in a press release. About 30 percent of the courses taught at AU in the fall semester were taught by adjuncts, according to university officials. University officials said they would not challenge the vote. At AU, according to the […]
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