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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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Calif. accreditor changes policy at 11th hour

After first refusing to reconsider its decision to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on June 11 announced a change of policy that does allow for the college to apply for a “restoration” of its accreditation. The process would avert the immediate crisis of closure [...]

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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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