Gig Professors Need Protection During This Time of Corona Virus

by Christopher Doucet The unprecedented number of Americans suddenly out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has imperiled the American economy, revealed the economic precariousness that more than half of American families live under and highlighted the need for a robust, progressive and nonjudgmental social safety net. Thank goodness for unemployment insurance, a facet of the safety net that was created in response to the Great Depression. Thank goodness, that is, unless you are a part-time, or adjunct, faculty member teaching in a Connecticut college or university. While the CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 27, extends unemployment […]
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