Higher union membership strengthens our position at both statewide and local bargaining tables. More members mean a better contract and less chance of a strike.
Union dues are your fair share of funds to process grievances. By joining the union, you help keep these funds available for the time when you or a colleague needs grievance support. The union provides this support whether you join or not.
Joining the union allows you to vote for officers and to be a candidate for an officership.
Forget minimum wage, some adjunct professors say they're making 50 cents an hour. Wait till you read these stories. (article by MATT SACCARO at Salon.com) http://www.salon.com/2014/09/21/professors_on_food_stamps_the_shocking_true_story_of_academia_in_2014/
5100+ Adjunct Faculty and supporters protest poor wages and job conditions
New York, NY, July 30, 2014: A small group of writers and activists has launched a petition to David Weil, the new head of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, to investigate the wages and employment conditions of adjunct faculty in American higher education. Since its launch on July 11, the site at Change.org (http://tinyurl.com/ovfq23d) has gathered over 5,100 signatures from adjuncts, tenure-track faculty, students, parents, concerned citizens, and at least two academic administrators... read MORE
697 ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The total number of 159 votes (71 full-time and part-time faculty, 54 adjunct faculty, 13 A. Harry Moore School, and 21 Professional Staff and Librarians) were received and counted in the presence of observers and election committee.