Colorado Legislators Support Improving Working Conditions & Pay For State's PTers

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A bill calling for benefits and pay increases for part-time community college faculty passed the first legislative hurdle in Colorado. House Bill 1154 won favor among legislators on the House Senate Veterans Affairs Committee who heard stories of adjuncts who teach with broken limbs because they don’t have health insurance, receive food stamps and work several jobs to make ends meet. Sponsor and Fort Collins Democrat Rep. Randy Fischer said he was “shocked” to learn that adjuncts make roughly a third of what full-time faculty do. While it varies from college to college, he told committee members the average salary for […]
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