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ERIC Number: ED511574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining Toolkit: Taking on the Academic Staffing Crisis
American Federation of Teachers (NJ)
The loss of full-time tenure faculty positions along with the overuse and financial exploitation of contingent faculty (part-time, full-time nontenure track and graduate employees) are roiling higher education around the country. This is called the academic staffing crisis. Many are undoubtedly working through the bargaining process to improve the pay, benefits, and job security provisions that members receive. This report provides advice on how to take the important bargaining work that one is already doing, incorporate into it an effective campaign to improve academic staffing, and in the process build a stronger, more active local union organization. (Contains a list of AFT resources.)[This report was also produced by Faculty and College Excellence (FACE).]
American Federation of Teachers. 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFT Higher Education