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ERIC Number: EJ827357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Gaining Access to Unemployment Insurance
Stewart, Beverly
Academe, v94 n6 p35-36 Nov-Dec 2008
Using contingent faculty gives colleges and universities scheduling flexibility, and the lack of obligation to offer benefits to contingents saves them much money. In this article, the author contends that, in return for this shirking of responsibility, institutions of higher education should provide the merest unemployment insurance benefit to its contingent labor force. The economic lives of contingent faculty members can be devastated by the loss of a single class, and the wage gap they experience between semesters causes them great financial strain. The author provides strategies that contingent academics or their local and state unions might follow in seeking unemployment benefits for contingents. She also offers tips on how claimants who are denied can appeal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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