3 results for author: Jamie Way


New Report Reveals Extent of Faculty Poverty & Hunger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As the movement to transform higher education grows in Florida and with faculty at Broward College poised to vote to form a union next week, New Report Reveals Extent of Faculty Poverty & Hunger Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, faculty describe skipping meals, having utilities cut and delaying medical treatment FLORIDA – According to a survey of nearly eight hundred faculty members across Florida, poverty among contingent faculty teaching at universities and colleges is extremely common. More than forty-three percent of respondents report experiencing at least three major indicators of poverty – including taking ...

Statement: GOP Tax Bill & Graduate Student Workers

In addition to concerning provisions that would remove the student loan interest deduction and make it more difficult for state and local governments to properly fund higher education, the current GOP House Tax Bill would deal a huge financial blow to graduate assistants who receive stipends to attend their institutions. Below is a statement on the bill from Faculty Forward member and Duke University doctoral student Claire Ravenscroft: "On my meager salary as a graduate assistant, I already struggle to make ends meet. It’s even tougher for my colleagues with families. The Republican tax bill would make paying our bills impossible. By ...

Fordham University Contingent Faculty Overwhelmingly Vote to Join SEIU Faculty Forward

Adjunct Faculty, Full Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty & Postdoctoral Fellows Vote 16-to-1 to Unionize Just Weeks After Signing Neutrality Agreement with Fordham Administration to Allow for a Fair Election Process   NEW YORK, NY — Today, in a union election held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Fordham University contingent faculty voted overwhelmingly to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200United. Out of more than 900 eligible voters, a clear majority of Fordham contingent faculty -- including adjunct faculty, full time non-tenure track faculty, and postdoctoral fellows -- voted 16-to-1 to unioni...