AFT On Campus
The working conditions of U.S. adjunct and contingent faculty—and, by association, the learning conditions of American college students—came under fire in a report issued Aug. 23 by the Center for the Future of Higher Education. The report, based on a 2011 survey of 500 adjunct faculty, finds two significant issues for those who make up the [...]
Colleges and universities are relying ever more heavily on part-time faculty while failing to support them adequately. The extent of that failure-and its impact on the majority of the higher education instructional workforce-is documented in a new survey released this week by theCoalition on the Academic Workforce. Currently, according to data from the U.S. Department [...]
In Arizona, the attacks on anything to do with immigrant rights are escalating. First it was the “papers please” law, which allowed law enforcement agents to demand proof of immigration status from anyone they felt might be undocumented. That law drew strongcondemnation from the AFT Executive Council . Then it was State Superintendent John Huppenthal and [...]
In The News
Part-time instructor union files unfair labor practice complain against employer for
attempts to evade ACA.
Faculty unions file complaint on ACCJC with Department of Education over handling
The top-down initiative causes concerns among faculty.Â
2011 AFT Everyday Hero Travis Parker inspires others with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of young African-American men through the Alpha Academy.