College Cuts Adjuncts’ Hours In Response to Affordable Health Care Act

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by Mary Niederberger To Community College of Allegheny County’s president, Alex Johnson, cutting hours for some 400 temporary part-time workers to avoid providing health insurance coverage for them under the impending Affordable Health Care Act is purely a cost-saving measure at a time the college faces a funding reduction. But to some of the employees affected, including 200 adjunct faculty members, the decision smacks of an attempt to circumvent the national health care legislation that goes into effect in January 2014. “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] […]
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