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Higher education delegates put contingent faculty front and center at 2014 AFT Convention

Delegates to the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles ensured that improving the lives and working conditions of contingent faculty would remain a top priority for the union’s work in higher education. In the convention’s Higher Education committee, delegates prioritized two resolutions dealing directly with contingency to bring to the convention floor. On the floor, [...]

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UI Chicago faculty ratify historic contract

Tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a first contract that took almost two years to negotiate and that came after the faculty held a two-day strike in February. (See story.) That strike attracted national attention, both because it was the first in recent memory at [...]

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Full AFT Higher Education Conference Video

It was only two short weeks ago that this video premiered at our National Higher Education Issues Conference in Baltimore. Whether you have been eagerly awaiting seeing the video again, or you are seeing it for the first time we hope you enjoy. There is also a six minute version available on the AFT YouTube [...]

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