The State has requested that we have one more mediation session before we enter fact finding, and we are meeting with The College on June 20. If you haven't yet sent a letter to President Sawyer, please take 2 minutes to click on the following link and send one today!
1. Click the Link
2. Find the "ADD YOUR RETURN ADDRESS/START WRITING" box (on your phone, it will be at the bottom of the page--on your computer, it will be to the right of the letter).
3. Fill out the "ADD YOUR RETURN ADDRESS" section and click "START WRITING."
4. A pre-written letter will appear. If you don't want to add additional content, all you have to do is sign it and click "SEND LETTER"--it's that quick and simple.
Collectively, our letters will send a strong message to The College and may potentially positively impact the results of our final mediation session on June 20.
Please take two minutes out of your day to participate in this IMPORTANT ACTION!
There's no Union without U!
Dear AFT Members,
While contingent and adjunct faculty across the nation are struggling, college and university administrators and endowments are prospering. It’s no surprise that in the past few weeks alone we’ve seen contingent and adjunct faculty speak up, form unions, and even go on strike as they demand equal pay and job security.
The AFT has been on the front line of this fight for equality for decades, and, as we continue to grow our union, we need to hear about your experiences in order to reflect the needs of our members.
Contingent faculty—including nontenure-track professors, adjuncts, lecturers and graduate employees—often feel the brunt of budget cuts and increasing workloads without increasing pay. Over the past 50 years, the use of academic workers facing contingent employment has skyrocketed. We know that as administrators try to cut labor costs, they’re also cutting the quality of our workplaces. That’s why we’re asking to hear your stories and experiences.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and add your voice to the growing national narrative about the solutions we need if we hope to make the ideals of higher education sustainable.
We need to hear from you about your quality of work life so we can find the innovative solutions that will create real improvements.