Faculty Join in Fast Food Worker Movement
From CBS News: “Expanding the labor movement to college campuses hearkens back to successful social movements that included pressure from university students, such as the 1980s divestment campaign against U.S. corporations that invested in apartheid-era South Africa. While college students have long served as a vocal social force in American history, though, there’s a growing group on campuses seeking higher wages: adjunct professors.
“The universities I work for the pay me next to nothing and treat me like I’m expendable,” said Tiffany Kraft, an adjunct professor in Portland, Oregon, in a statement. “I joined the Fight for $15 to demand higher wages and more respect for our role as educators.”