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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adjuncts’ union drive gets key approval

By Nancy McCann Friday the 13th was a lucky day for adjunct faculty members in the USF system who are seeking approval to hold a union election. In a 29-page order, a state hearing officer recommended that the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) approve “a secret ballot election” for the proposed bargaining unit – which […]

Former ambassador: Diplomacy vital as U.S. popularity slips around the world

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 […]

Former ambassador: Diplomacy vital as U.S. popularity slips around the world