Pittsburgh FT Faculty Threaten Strike and Adjuncts Organized by United Steelworkers Say They Won’t “Pick up the Slack”

by Colin DeppenMore than a year after they began, contract talks between Point Park officials and the university’s unionized full-time faculty remain ultimately fruitless. In response, university officials this week placed an ad seeking temporary faculty to fill the void in the event of a work stoppage, as thePittsburgh Business Times first reported.But if push comes to strike, part-time and adjunct faculty members at Point Park represented by the United Steelworkers would be encouraged not to take on additional classes or work. Damon Di Cicco, recording secretary with USW Local 1088 in Pittsburgh and himself an adjunct faculty member at Point […]
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