Students at Arcadia University speak about why they support their adjunct faculty, who in many cases teach the majority of their classes. If you haven't already, please add your name to the vote yes pledge: http://bit.ly/2ngZYb4More
Arcadia senior Devin Strickland talks about why students are supporting their adjunct professors who are forming a union on campus.
Q. Why should I get involved with an adjunct union when I don’t know if I’ll be teaching here in a year?
My name is Daniel Pieczkolon and I’m an adjunct in the English department at Arcadia University. I’m excited to announce that we’ve just filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union at Arcadia!
United Academics of Philadelphia, American Federation of Teacher’s (AFT) Local 9608 is a union dedicated to making higher education sustainable for the 15,000 adjunct professors teaching in Philadelphia-area colleges. We are organizing to build collective bargaining power, community and resources for a vital yet underrepresented majority of university faculties. Education is a public good, so we need to provide our students with a secure, respected faculty. Together, we can achieve what we cannot as individuals. Join us.
AFT Pennsylvania and unions across the country to stand up for our students and public schools and universities from budget cuts, discrimination and harassment on the National Day of Action for Education.