SEIU Leads Push to Unionize St. Louis, Mo. Adjunct Faculty

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By Koran Addo Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union. He gets paid just $22,000 a year combined — without the benefit of a retirement package or health care coverage. Nelson is one of an estimated 4,000 adjunct faculty working in the St. Louis area. All together, they make up the working class of the academic community. They are the low-wage earners who […]
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