Temple University adjunct faculty vote to join the AFT

Adjunct faculty at Temple University have voted overwhelmingly to join the AFT's' faculty affiliate at the school, the Temple Association of University Professionals. This was a hard-won victory for adjunct educators, as Temple's administration ran an aggressive anti-union campaign.

OFT Update (e-newsletter) 11.25.15

What do Ohio's children need in a new state superintendent? We need you to help stop another SB 5-like attack on workers. Plus other information of interest to our members. 

AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.

Presenters needed for Educators Connect for Success Conference

The 2016 Educators Connect for Success Conference will showcase ways educators can bring together students, schools and their communities to help place and keep students at the center of their learning. Organizers are looking for presenters to inspire attendees and advance the conversation around this year’s theme Whole Student, Whole School. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 30.

Ruling vindicates adjunct's right to speak out

The Illinois Educational Labor Board has ruled that an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College was improperly fired for saying that her college treats adjuncts like "disposable resources," because the board says her comments were protected union activity.