SEIU-Affiliated Adjunct Union Pushes Siena College for Almost $5K per Course in First Contract

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Non-tenure-track faculty at Siena College voted to form a collective bargaining unit affiliated with Service Employees International Union in June 2015. The vote was 86 to 27 among adjuncts and 16 to 5 among visiting professors. Siena is the second New York campus in a week to approve an SEIU-affiliated adjunct union, after Ithaca College. Both drives are part of SEIU’s Adjunct Action campaign to organize adjuncts across metro areas. Mara Drogan, a visiting assistant professor of history at Siena, said in a statement released shortly after the union was certified that she hoped “the union would help set new […]
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