Adjuncts in the Boston area – like adjuncts everywhere – know that work doesn’t stop at the classroom door, but pay and benefits often do. We believe that by forming a union with SEIU, we can build a strong voice to raise professional standards and improve the quality of education.
“Quickly rising tuition has resulted in record levels of student debt, putting higher education out of reach for more and more working families.
“At the same time, universities are shifting resources away from instruction. Today, more than two-thirds of all faculty work on a contingent basis, facing low pay and no benefits or job security. Many do not even have access to basic facilities such as office space, making it increasingly difficult for adjuncts to do their best for their students.
“Being a university professor, once the quintessential middle-class job, has become a low-wage one.”
Read more about the cost of living as an adjunct in Boston.