Ithaca College Part-time Faculty Join SEIU Local 200United

Adjunct professors at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY have voted yes to join adjunct faculty at schools across the country in SEIU/Adjunct Action.  The victory shows a growing momentum for college faculty forming unions in New York, following adjunct victories at The College of Saint Rose and Schenectady Community College.

Ithaca adjuncts will join SEIU Local 200United as part of Adjunct Action.  The final vote count was 172 to 53.

Sarah Grunberg, teaching in the Sociology department said: “This is a huge moment for Ithaca College part-time faculty as well as the Ithaca College campus community. This will not only make the college stronger as a whole but will also continue to set an example nationally that part-time faculty deserve better working conditions and that coming together can and does facilitate positive change. I’m looking forward to continuing these conversations and working with my colleagues, who have become friends throughout this process, on the steps to come.”