More Colleges Cut Adjunct Hours to Potentially Avoid Health Coverage Under Obamacare

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by Sy Mukherjee Four public colleges and universities — Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University — are planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for at least 95 percent of their workers. Advocates such as Gwen Bradley, a representative of the American Association of University Professors, warn that the colleges’ intent to cut hours to avoid extending benefits presents a concerning trend that will harm […]
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