Senators Again Seek Loan Relief for Adjunct Faculty

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

Diverse Education – Adjunct faculty members will get another chance to gain eligibility for a federal student loan relief program under proposed legislation by two U.S. senators. In early October, Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) introduced the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2017 that would allow part-time faculty at colleges and [...]

UAFP Wins Appeal for Adjunct Professor

By |August 12th, 2016|UAFP News, Uncategorized|

The UAFP and its counsel have just prevailed in an appeal of Pace University’s rejection of an adjunct professor’s entitlement to unemployment insurance.  This is the second challenge we have won in this area. The decision will have positive impact for adjunct faculty who have not received class assignments and wish to apply for unemployment. [...]

The Cost of a Decline in Unions

By |February 20th, 2015|Labor Press Briefs, Uncategorized|

The New York Times (Feb. 19, 2015) by Nicholas Kristof – Like many Americans, I’ve been wary of labor unions. Full-time union stagehands at Carnegie Hall earning more than $400,000 a year? A union hailing its defense of a New York teacher who smelled of alcohol and passed out in class, with even the principal unable to rouse her? A [...]

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