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Adjuncts win state approval in union election; administration opposes

Above photo: At a Nov. 29 rally on the Tampa campus, adjuncts rebuked USF System President Judy Genshaft and the university for fighting their efforts to hold a union election to form a collective bargaining unit. Nancy McCann | The Crow’s Nest By Nancy McCann After years of struggling to be heard, adjunct faculty in the […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

University: hearing officer is biased, adjunct profs not entitled to union

By Nancy McCann Although USF St. Petersburg relies heavily on adjunct professors, the university system says they are just temporary employees who fill “unexpected holes” in the teaching schedule and therefore are not entitled to form a union. In a 37-page document submitted to the Public Employees Relations Commission on Oct. 27, the USF administration doubles […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

Adjunct professors have full-time workloads with part-time benefits

Adjuncts taught nearly one-third of all course sections at USFSP during the fall 2010 semester—the result of austerity measures, a decades-long shift in employment and an increased demand for college degrees. They are classified as part-time, non-contractual employees; have no access to the state health care plan and are paid significantly less than their full-time […]