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USF opposes adjunct union drive

By Nancy McCann Soon after adjunct faculty members in the USF system got serious about forming a union, university administrators came out swinging. A union seeking to represent adjuncts from USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee submitted a petition to the state Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) on April 20 for approval to […]

Adjuncts: Joy of teaching dampened by poor pay, benefits

One of the last things college students expect to learn is that their instructor is living below the poverty level. Or can’t afford to take a modest vacation. Or is working three jobs. But that is the reality for many of the temporary, part-time teachers around the country known as adjuncts. In the Southeast, they […]

Part-time professors take first step to form union

Adjuncts, the temporary, part-time faculty members who teach many key courses, have taken the first step to form a union at the three campuses of the USF system. A group representing the adjuncts in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota-Manatee filed a petition last week to hold a union election sometime in the months ahead. If […]