Plymouth State Adjuncts Organize with SEA/SEIU L. 1984

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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?

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2 thoughts on “Plymouth State Adjuncts Organize with SEA/SEIU L. 1984

  1. “With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men (and women) that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man (and women), than any other association of men (and women).”
    Clarence Darrow

  2. Poet William Carlos Williams (known far and wide for his poem about “So much depends upon the red wheelbarrow…”) wrote a novel, The White Mule. Set in early 1900s, one strong image is of factory owners trying to prevent unionization. The brutality is hard for a reader to take as the workers are severely beaten, and as scabs are despised. On top of it all is management with the police on their side. Unionization now is protected by orderly laws, laws providing orderliness for the process to proceed. Whew, that the early unionists stuck with it and made possible collective bargaining delivering fairness. We’ll never be able personally to thank those early souls set on workers’ rights. We can, however, remember them and feel gratitude as we do this serious thing at PSU, work towards dignity at our place of employment.

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