"Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System" is a book of articles edited by Dr. Keith Hoeller. On Sunday, February 16, 2014, Salon.com published a selection from one of the articles, this one written by Dr. Hoeller: "The Academic Labor System of Faculty Apartheid."
Salon.com Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
"The Wal-Mart-ization of higher education: How young professors are getting screwed:
More and more faculty at America's colleges and university are underpaid and undervalued. Can that change?"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Posted by Ms. Dashwood at 8:11 PM
From a Pacific North Westside faculty member classified/misclassified as adjunct/part-time:
"In case anyone is interested, I just watched the video of yesterday's hearing about Washington State Senate Bill 5844, taking these notes while doing so.
In summary, SB 5844 proposes a change to state law to allow adjuncts to form their own union and to bar membership with tenured faculty on the grounds that there is no community of interests--"
The text of the bill is at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5844 and the video http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2014020039 . The video of the hearing about begins at about the 30:00 minute mark.
Posted by Ms. Dashwood at 7:42 PM