Recognizing the value of contingent faculty and the need for better working conditionsMore
The Executive Board approved our Legislative Agenda for 2015 which is established around core guiding values: Transparency, Quality, and Equity.
Adjunct faculty at Temple University have filed authorization cards seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.
Mark your calendar for the annual Professional Development Conference for Classified Members, which will be held on Saturday, March 14th. More details to follow. Check out photos from last year's conference.
Using a phone bank and other organizing tools, support staff at the Oregon School Employees Association's Centennial Chapter 113 spent months recruiting 2,000 classified employees, teachers and social service employees to sign up for First Book, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands of children who need them most.
Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.
"The inequalities in the system--whether it is the rising cost of college, the unfair treatment of academic workers or the increasing stratification of the system as a whole—all derive from a systematic disinvestment in public higher education." -- AFT on Campus Equity Week.
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