9 results for author: Alesia Lucas


Broward College is the 3rd Florida campus to join our nationwide movement

Broward College Adjuncts File for Union Election Non-tenure track, part-time faculty at Broward College announced that they filed for a union election to join the national Faculty Forward campaign to raise standards in higher education. In 2015, 67 percent of the college faculty was part-time contingent and not one of the faculty new hires that year was on the tenure track. Broward College contingent faculty continue to build support while taking an important step toward voting to join colleagues at Hillsborough Community College, who voted overwhelmingly to form a union last November, and adjuncts at the University of South Florida, who ...

American University Graduate Student Workers Win Historic Union Election

Become First Graduate Students in Nation’s Capital to Form a Union as part of National Faculty Forward Movement to Raise Standards in Higher Education Hundreds of research assistants and teaching assistants at American University voted overwhelmingly to join Service Employees International Union Local 500, which represents thousands of employees in higher education in the Washington metropolitan area, including adjunct and contingent faculty at American University, Georgetown University, Howard University, the George Washington University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the University of the ...

SEIU applauds Senator Bernie Sanders Introduction of the College for All Act, which will restore public higher education as a public good

Contact: Jonathan.Huskey@seiu.org. 571-379-0534 Washington -- The members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), including more than 120,000 tenured, tenure-track and non-tenured faculty, adjunct instructors, post-doctoral associates, researchers and other campus workers, are ready to fight alongside Senator Sanders, students and our coalition partners Student Debt Crisis and Higher Ed Not Debt to ensure the passage of the College for All Act. Colleges and universities that used to provide a pathway to the American Dream are now becoming a road to poverty for students who find themselves saddled with debt and graduate workers and ...

It’s time we act on climate

Working families, many of whom live in or near major cities, disproportionately experience the toll of environmental injustices everyday—high pollution levels and increased exposure to environmental hazards at home and at work are a reality for too many. As a an educator, I know firsthand the impact that a healthy environment has on working people's’ ability to learn and thrive. Healthy, vibrant communities and economies cannot survive without clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We must make that message clear and join the People's Climate March to make sure the 100th day of the Trump administration is met by the same force of ...

March 1st: You Did It!

Courageous faculty, students and campus staff from 80+ colleges and universities stood up to make our #CampusResistance a real and unstoppable force to change higher education for the better. We aren’t done, and this day is simply the kickoff to standing up for supporting debt-free college, fair pay and a union voice for faculty, researchers and all staff. Take a look at what we did: [View the story "March 1st #CampusResistance" on Storify] Stay connected to our #CampusResistance movement and many thanks for making this day so inspiring.

RSVP for your #CampusResistance event

SEIU's Faculty Forward is taking action to take a stand against Trump’s corporate cabinet and to make real change in our higher education system. Let's become an unstoppable force for change in higher ed by creating more opportunity for the next generation. Join us in action on March 1st because we deserve a path to a better life and a different future, one without crippling debt and poverty wages. Want to host an even on your campus? Click here to sign up. Any questions? Email us at action@seiufacultyforward.org.

Oppose Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the numerous organizations listed below, we urge you to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. All parents and students in this country – a majority of whom are of color or are low-income[i] – want the best education, support and dignity for their own children. We stand with them and cannot support a nominee who has demonstrated that she seeks to undermine bedrock American principles of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and public education itself. The Secretary of Education’s role as an enforcer of education ...

Duke University Graduate Workers and University of Hartford Faculty File for Union Election

Thousands of graduate workers at Duke University and non-tenure-track faculty at the University of Hartford (Conn.) filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form their unions. This is the first SEIU Graduate Worker Forward filing in the nation and first SEIU Local 1973/Faculty Forward filing in Connecticut. Around the country, the momentum to form unions at universities is building a groundswell that can’t, and won’t, be ignored. Graduate assistants at American University, the University of Southern California, Loyola University-Chicago, the University of Rochester, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Washington University of St. Louis ...

Nov 8th: It’s about the issues

You can’t turn on a TV without thinking about November’s election. But beyond the ads, slogans, and soundbites, we need to talk less about individual candidates, and more about the issues we’re voting for. As an adjunct professor, I am acutely aware of the many issues facing our students: economic uncertainty, crippling student debt, and racism. Because young people have the capacity to sway our elections, our elected officials need to be accountable to them. Now that student debt has crossed the $1 trillion mark, Democrats and Republicans alike need to wake up to the reality facing most of our students, and many of my colleagues. Without ...