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AFT on Proposed Repeal of 30-Hour Threshold for Full-Time Employees To Be Eligible for ACA Healthcare Coverage

WASHINGTON—Statement from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the House bill to raise the 30-hour full-time employment threshold for Affordable Care Act eligibility to 40 hours: “Contingent workers, including college and university adjunct faculty, make up an increasing share of the workforce. If the threshold for coverage is raised from 30 to 40 [...]

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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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