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We’ve collected a variety of original news stories and analyses for your perusing, which focus on education in California, part-time faculty and/or unions in academia that have broad national appeal. As might be expected, we take special interest in social justice issues that slip under the radar of the mainstream media.

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An Employment Crisis in Higher Education

Teachers on Wheels A Three Part Documentary on the Employment Crisis in Higher Education By Id Janakos Part 1: Part ...
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Health care benefits key battleground for California’s adjunct community college faculty

Health care benefits have emerged as a battleground for adjunct instructors, who are critical to the mission of California’s community ...
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Adjuncts often find ladder leads to nowhere in California community colleges

PART 3 OF A THREE PART INVESTIGATION Part 1: The gig workers of California community colleges face worsening conditionsPart 2: Health care ...
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The gig workers of California community colleges face worsening conditions

Academic gig workers. Freeway flyers. The Uber drivers of academia. Call the part-time instructors who make up two-thirds of classroom ...
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The Associate-Professor Trap

Moving up the ladder means dealing with endless bureaucracy. For many, it’s not worth it. By Paula Rabinowitz. Republished with ...
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Part-time professors deserve the opportunity for full-time work

By Alexis Moore, Jack Longmate and Keith Hoeller When most people think of part-time (or adjunct) professors, they conjure up the image ...
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New Vision for the College for All Act of 2021

California Part-time Faculty Association Endorses the following Vision The One-Tier Model of Faculty Employment Context: The College for All Act ...
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Part-time Community College Faculty Face Challenges

Published March 26, 2021 by CCA These adjunct faculty struggle to survive in regular times, but life in a pandemic ...
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Constitutional Amendment Passed

The Proposed Amendment to the Constitution Shall Article V of the CPFA Constitution be amended to include a new section as follows: ...
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How Many Contingents Have Lost Their Jobs from the Pandemic?

By Keith Hoeller How many contingent professors have lost their jobs or had their teaching loads reduced since the COVID-19 ...
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Update from Washington State – A Fight for Part-timers

By Jack Longmate A bill in the Washington state legislature that Keith Hoeller and I have been opposing, E2SSB 5194, ...
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