12 people from the BCCC community attended the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.More
AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in on the Perelman Jewish Day School decision to withdraw recognition of its faculty union. Read her statement here...
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO today passed a resolution supporting the teachers at Perelman Jewish Day School in Philadelphia, calling on the school’s board to negotiate in good faith with the union that has represented the teachers for nearly four decades.
Urge your State Senator and Representative to VOTE NO on HB 1507/SB 1034, which would outlaw payroll deductions for union dues, voluntary political contributions and fair-share fees for school and state employees and effectively silence our voices in the workplace and on public policies that affect our students, families and jobs.
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.