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Submit Paid Family Leave Opt-out Form

By |January 21st, 2018|UAFP News|

All adjuncts should be aware that the new New York State Paid Family Leave Act (PFL) allows employers to deduct contributions from employee paychecks whether or not those employees are eligible for this benefit. By virtue of the number of hours worked, adjuncts will not be eligible. However, contributions will be deducted from your paycheck unless you submit an Opt-out Form, which you [...]

The Case of the Vanishing Full-Time Professor

By |October 25th, 2017|Labor Press Briefs|

The New York Times – If you've written a few five-figure tuition checks or taken on 10 years' of debt, you probably think you're paying to be taught by full-time professors. But it's entirely possible that most of your teachers are freelancers. In 1960, 75 percent of college instructors were full-time tenured or tenure-track professors; [...]

Professors Behaving Badly

By |October 25th, 2017|Labor Press Briefs|

The New York Times – Is there something about adjunct faculty members that makes them prone to outrageous political outbursts? In August, Michael Isaacson, an adjunct instructor of economics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, wrote on Twitter, “Some of y’all might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at [...]