12 people from the BCCC community attended the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.More
A survey of Pennsylvanians by Terry Madonna's Opinion Research group found that 71 percent of Pennsylvanians believe the state needs to make a bigger investment in public education.
AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in on the Perelman Jewish Day School decision to withdraw recognition of its faculty union. Read her statement here...
Adjuncts Living in Fear:
The cover story of the Dec. 18 issue of the San Diego Reader unveils “academe’s dirty little secret” about the academic staffing crisis. The exploitation of contingent faculty is no secret to AFT members, of course, but the article about the self-censoring pragmatism of highly educated professionals working with no job guarantees from semester to semester is a disturbing read.
The increasing exploitation of contingent faculty members is one dimension of an employment strategy sometimes called the "two-tiered" or "multitiered" labor system.