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PA Solidarity: Philly adjuncts support Pittsburgh adjuncts at CCAC

Adjunct professors at Temple University have been fighting to organize a union. Ten adjunct professors from United Academics of Phialdelphia are proud members of the American Federation of Teachers and urge the adjuncts of CCAC to vote in their union election and join the AFT. A victory in Pittsburgh is a victory of the adjuncts in Philadelphia and contingent faculty across the nation. CCAC adjuncts must mail in their ballots to the PLRB (Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board) by July 12, 2015 and vote "Union Yes!"
 

Temple Adjuncts: How to Submit Your Ballot to the PLRB

Paul Dannenfelser, an adjunct in the College of Public Health at Temple University, is voting YES to join the faculty union. He explains step-by-step how adjuncts at Temple can send their ballots to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) to vote yes in the upcoming election.

***To vote yes for the union, check the box for Temple Association of University Professionals, American Federation of Teachers.***

Ballots will be mailed from the PLRB on Monday, November 9, 2015, and must be returned to the Harrisburg office by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. (That is not a postmark date; it must be received by the PRLB by then.) If you have not received your ballot in the mail by November 12th, contact the PLRB at 717-787-1091.

Paul is a faculty member at Temple University and not a representative of the PLRB.

Temple Adjuncts Say: We're Voting Yes!

Hundreds of adjunct faculty at Temple University organized to change their working conditions, and despite a yearlong delay from administration, they're now getting ready to vote. We're voting yes.
 
Ballots will be mailed from the PLRB on Monday, November 9, 2015, and must be returned to the Harrisburg office by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. (That is not a postmark date; it must be received by the PRLB by then.) If you have not received your ballot in the mail by November 12th, contact the PLRB at 717-787-1091.

Temple University: We Need Job Security

Over 1300 adjunct faculty at Temple University are organizing a union with United Academics of Philadelphia and Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP). Temple University's Provost Dai has made his feelings clear, saying that adjunct faculty do not need a union and in fact he claims that it is not in the faculty's best interests to collectively come together.

But a vast majority of the adjunct faculty disagree. Job security is one of the most important reasons why adjunct faculty are organizing a union at Temple.

Check out why hundreds of adjunct faculty are standing up and are ready to vote Union Yes!

Temple University and Provost Dai--let us vote!

How do students rate their professor?

Student Evaluations -- United Academics of Philadelphia

Most colleges and universities rely on student evaluations as a main factor in rehiring an adjunct to teach. It's uncommon for an adjunct to be observed by a peer to evaluate teaching strategies, or to give feedback for improvements.

Most student evaluations do not offer critiques any deeper than what is found on ratemyprofessor.com

Join United Academics of Philadelphia and help us advocate for a rehiring process that reflects quality and skill, rather than whether or not we deserve a chili pepper.