[Marxism] For an adjuncts' union
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jan 5 08:15:52 MST 2009
Mark Lause wrote:
> In realistic terms, the future for adjunct labor is inexorably bound
> to what happens to academic labor in general. Aiming for a distinct
> adjunct union is not a good idea, because it lets the full-time
> academics off the hook. One job means one work force, and that's
> requires one union.
48% of the faculty in the US was adjunct professors 4 years ago, so you
can assume that it is a majority now. Although adjuncts are very
vulnerable to layoffs, this is exactly what might make them consider
joining a union. The main obstacle is the seductive belief that they
might become insiders one day.
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