Adjunct faculty continue to rise! Adjunct faculty at McDaniel have overwhelmingly ratified a first union contract, winning a 3% retroactive increase for courses, another raise in 2019, a professional development fund, a tuition free course for every course taught, free parking, access to other amenities provided to full-time faculty and increased job security.
McDaniel adjuncts stand defiant in the face of anti-union attacks at the federal level, winning a strong contract that will improve the lives of their families and their campus communities.
Prior to the contract, adjunct faculty had no assurance of being reappointed, even if they had taught for many years at McDaniel College. Nor did they have any recourse if they were terminated or disciplined during the semester. Their new union contract offers job security through 3 related provisions and a process for fair evaluation of adjunct faculty members’ teaching.
McDaniel adjuncts won a 3% increase of their rate of compensation for courses, lessons, labs and other payments made to adjuncts. The increase are also going to be retroactive to adjuncts hired on or after January 3, 2018. In May 2019, adjuncts who have taught for McDaniel College during five (5) or more academic years will earn a further 3% increase! Adjunct faculty members are also now eligible to make contributions to a TIAA 403(b) retirement plan.
In their new contract, McDaniel adjuncts won a $10,000 Professional Development Fund where they can be reimbursed up to $350 each academic year for professional development expenditures. Additionally, adjunct faculty members are now able to take a course at McDaniel College tuition free for every course taught. They also won free parking on the McDaniel Westminster, Maryland campus, as well as access to library services, the campus post office, campus sports and recreational facilities, the café and dining hall at faculty discount prices, and the campus bookstore, including other campus event discounts otherwise made available to regular full-time faculty members.
Congratulations on winning a successful contact, McDaniel adjuncts!
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