An Informative Piece Regarding Adjunct Employment in the US

Another informative article on the laundry list of issues facing Adjunct Professors in their employment. The Organization of American Historians conducted an electronic survey regarding  the current state of Adjunct Employment in academia. OAR received responses from Adjunct Professors across the United States.

A diverse perspective is maintained http://www.oah.org/pubs/nl/96nov/adjunct1196.html

Solidarity Days

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Solidarity Days will be held on campus TOMORROW and THURSDAY. We are asking all students, faculty, and workers on campus to wear a button or sticker in support of the Adjunct Union.

We will be handing out buttons and stickers all day today on campus in between the HUB and Hyde Hall.

On Wednesday and Thursday we will be at our information table in the HUB.

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and our own.” -Cesar Chavez

Join your colleagues in solidarity!

Plymouth State University Adjuncts File for Election!

Plymouth State University Adjuncts file with the PELRB! Congratulations!

You and your colleagues have demonstrated enough interest with the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board to file for a Union election!

As a supporter, you are no longer in the minority! There are Adjuncts in every single department on campus who are going to vote YES on election day.

Your colleagues filed for election with the State Employees Association, SEIU, Local 1984 because they are determined to work together and solve many pressing issues facing Adjunct Faculty at PSU.

The Laconia Daily Sun and the Citizen of Laconia also picked up the story.

Please leave a comment below and express why you are voting YES for your Union on election day.

Plymouth State Adjuncts Organize with SEA/SEIU L. 1984

Welcome to teachwithdignity.WordPress.com.

This site is dedicated to Adjunct Professors at Plymouth State University interested in improving education standards, working conditions, wages, and benefits by Unionizing with the State Employees Association/Service Employees International Union, Local 1984 CTW, CLC.

The Adjunct Community at Plymouth State University is a special and invigorating place for new academics to begin their career. Yet, Adjunct Professors at PSU remain at or below the United States poverty level, make $10,000 less (annual average) than their Union counterparts at Keene State College, have little to no job security, have no benefits and often work two to three jobs to make ends meet.

As an Adjunct Professor what do you want to see changed for you and your colleagues?

What is the most pressing concern facing your professional development? Your daily life?