Feb 25 and 26 are National Adjunct Awareness Day!
Across the country, adjuncts are striking for recognition and better working conditions. We are not striking – but we ARE raising awareness of the very significant contribution we make to UML.
Please participate Wednesday and Thursday. Wear your Blue Ribbon with Pride!
Wednesday and Thursday: Tell Your Students Who We Are:
572 Adjunct Faculty Members vs. 448 Tenure Track Faculty at UML
We are all members of the Adjunct Faculty Union
Nationally, 70% of all faculty are adjunct – the trend has been toward more adjuncts
Ask your Students: if they can tell the difference between an adjunct and tenured professor, or if they know what the difference is
- Guaranteed job at the University
- Difficult to get – long process, publication, committee approval
- Good salaries and benefits
- Voice in governance
Explain being Adjunct:
- Technically, means “extra.”
- 60-70% of faculty are adjunct – not “extra”
- Many have PhD’s
- Many have interesting work experience/achievements outside of the university
- Teaching is our main job at the University
- Easier to get hired as adjunct
- Little job security
- No retirement or health care
- Low pay
- Unionized 3 years ago – many improvements since then
Allow some time for question and answer.
Hand out the Bookmarks!
Did you miss our First Adjunct Social (photos)? The next one comes up this week.
We’re going to have a tour of the art gallery and hear about some work done by Professional Development recipients.
EVENT: Adjunct Faculty 2nd Social Gathering
DATE: Thursday Evening, February 19
TIME: 5:30 PM – 7 PM
PLACE: UMass Art Gallery – South Campus 1st floor of Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street
This Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Union of Adjunct Faculty, Local 1596 of the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL–CIO has been in effect since June 29, 2012, and will be so until June 30, 2015.
Collective Bargaining Agreement 6 -29-2012
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About 30 people attended the UML Union of Adjunct Faculty Holiday Party on Saturday December 6, at Western Avenue Studios. There was consensus among all present that we should try to schedule more social events throughout each semester.
SAVE THE DATE!
UML Adjunct Union Holiday Gathering
Dec. 6, 10:30 to noon
Place: to be announced shortly
Plans are in the works! Please save the date. This will be a chance to take a short break, unwind, meet up with other adjuncts and have fun!