USC Provost Promises Adjuncts Better Working Conditions; SEIU Files Complaint

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by James Song The Los Angeles Times is reporting that union officials alleged on Feb. 9 that USC officials interfered with attempts to organize non-tenure-track faculty by promising them better working conditions and implying that employees would lose rights if they unionized. Faculty at Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the oldest school at USC, voted against joining the Service Employees International Union Local 721 last week, with 113 educators casting ballots in favor of organizing and 127 voting against. But the objection alleges that the Dornsife election was “infected by widely disseminated threats” and “promises and grants of benefits” that “affected the […]
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