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Adjuncts on the verge of unionizing, might strike

November 13, 2012

A group of adjunct instructors, working for pennies on the dollar to provide cheap educational labor for universities that continue raising tuition at rates that far exceed inflation, has finally had enough.  At St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, a group of adjuncts are organizing and threatening to strike.

Good for them!  The excessive use of adjuncts is one of the most exploitative, gross abuses of brilliant people with advanced degrees anywhere in the world.  In many ways, it’s even worse than the postdoc scam.  Seeing these underpaid, under-appreciated, over-worked, highly educated professionals finally taking a stand is incredibly refreshing.  Hopefully this ignites a trend.



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