For Second Time, California Gov. Vetoes Bill to Make PT Faculty Eligible for Health Care

by Thomas Peele For the second consecutive year, Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bill that would have made more community college part-time professors eligible for health insurance by upping the number of classes they can teach in a semester, citing cost. Assembly Bill 1856, sponsored by Assemblymember Jose Medina, D-Riverside, would have allowed adjuncts to teach as much as 85% of a full-time teaching load, or roughly four classes a term, a level that would qualify them for health care coverage. In his 2022-23 budget, Newsom included a $200 million increase to a fund from which the state’s 73 […]
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