Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wage Theft "Part-Time Faculty Pay is a Form of Wage Theft," by Dr. Keith Hoeller, Published in The Olympian, May 6, 2015

"Part-Time Faculty Pay is a Form of Wage Theft," by Keith Hoeller
Published May 6, 2015 in The Olympian, Olympia, Washington

In “Wage Theft in America,” Kim Bobo says that “most Americans would be shocked to learn that we have a crisis of wage theft. Employers are stealing money from workers and cheating them of wages owed or not paying them at all.”

"You may be shocked to learn that our community colleges have cheated 8,000 part-time (or adjunct) professors out of hundred of millions of dollars. The two-year colleges have set up a separate but unequal labor system in which the adjunct professors are paid only 60 cents on the dollar for teaching the same courses as their full-time counterparts."

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Adjunct Professors Deserve More Money and Job Security: Editorial by Dr. Keith Hoeller, Saturday, May 2, 2015

"In the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), the 500 adjunct professors average only $14,804 a year for teaching a half-time load. That’s less than half of an annual salary of $15 an hour ($31,200). And it’s only 27 percent of the average CCS full-timers salary of $54,678, with about 100 exceeding $80,000."

Washington State Legislators, Please Step Up to the Plate!
Correct this unjust and unproductive situation to help our community and our students.
Otherwise, students see their profs delivering their pizzas on Saturday night.