PTers Pursuing Unemployment in Work-For-Hire States

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by Carol Biliczky April Freely’s part-time teaching job at the University of Akron ended in May. So she did the previously unthinkable: She filed for unemployment compensation. She’s among a seemingly growing number of part-time faculty in Ohio who are pursuing state aid after spring semester ends and before the fall one begins. The quixotic quest pits them against colleges and universities and a bewildering nest of state regulations through which they must wade. They are spurred by activists who believe adjunct instructors are abused with poverty wages and no guarantees of future employment. “We want to make contingent faculty […]
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