Universities like Wash U are following the changes in employment and are continuing to rely more heavily on part time and contingent faculty for the majority of the work. Nationally, over 70% of classes in higher education are taught by contingent faculty; adjuncts have agreed that it’s time to have a voice in their workplace and begin to make changes to pay, benefits, job security, and respect at their workplaces. Now, it’s our turn in St. Louis. Sign a petition of support here!
At universities across the country, including Webster University, over 70% of classes are now taught by adjunct professors. Adjuncts at Webster have decided to join 21,000 adjuncts around the country in a movement to gain respect as professors and improve our pay, benefits, and job security. By joining with Adjunct Action and SEIU, we will work to improve higher education in Saint Louis, our own working conditions, and our profession. Support their effort to form a union by signing here.