NPR Show Looks at Labor Rights for Part-Time Profs
WAMU's Kojo Namdi Show spotlights labor rights for part-time faculty. You can listen to the full show here
Labor Rights for Part-time College Professors
For Washington-area universities, the large pool of professionals willing to teach on a part-time basis is an embarrassment of riches. But some have argued that colleges are over-relying on part-time labor, and underpaying teachers. We learn about a new collective bargaining agreement between George Washington University and a local union of part-time and adjunct staff.
Kip Lornell, Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies and Music, George Washington University; Member, Service Employees International Union Local 500
Donald Lehman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Theoretical Physics, George Washington University
Richard Boris, Director, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP)