12 people from the BCCC community attended the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.More
A California Superior Court judge ruled this week that state seniority, tenure and due process violate students' rights to an effective education. Click read more to read a report from our affiliates at the California Federation of Teachers/California Teachers Association.
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.
The Reverend Dr. William Barber, the North Carolina minister who founded the Moral Mondays movement to fight voter suppression, defunding of public education and attacks on the rights of working people, gave a fiery speech urging members to organize to reverse the tide in America.
More than 3,500 delegates from Pennsylvania and across the country attended the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles, including more than 100 delegates from the Keystone State. See the photos and hear the messages of the convention.