Adjunct Professors Are America
of A., and big contingents of it are now on the march. They strategizing, organizing and mobilizing against the immoral economics of inequality being hung around America neck by the likes of Walmart, McDonald and colleges.
Wait a 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosteron minute. Colleges? That can be. After all, we told to go there to go to college to get ahead in life.
The sorry secret of higher education from community colleges to brand name universities is that they embraced the corporate culture of a contingent workforce, turning professors into part time, low paid, no benefit, no tenure, temporary teachers. Overall, more than half of America higher ed faculty "Comprar Gh Jintropin" members today are "adjunct professors," meaning they are attached to the schools where they teach not essentially a part of them.
It also means that these highly educated, fully credentialed professors have become part of America fast growing army of the working poor. They never Homemade Injectable Steroids know until a semester starts whether they teach one class, three or none typically, this leaves them with take home Mesterolone Antidepressant pay somewhere between zero and maybe $2,000 a month. Most live in or on the brink of poverty. Good luck paying off that $100,000 student loan on such wages.
Adjuncts usually get no health care or other benefits, no real chance of earning full time positions, no due process or severance pay if dismissed, no say in curriculum or school policies, no keys to the supply cabinet. Frequently, they don even get office space at their schools. One adjunct prof says he used the trunk of his car as his office, until one day he found that the "office" got towed.
Like their counterparts at Walmart and McDonald college presidents don treat adjunct professors as valuable resources to be nurtured, but as cheap, exploitable and disposable labor. We know that the moral values of corporate chieftains rarely penetrate deeper than the value of their multimillion dollar pay packages. But shouldn we expect more from the "Oxandrolone Powder India" chieftains of colleges and universities?
After all, campuses are places of "Comprar Gh Jintropin" erudition and enlightenment, where we hope students will absorb a bit of our society deeper ethical principles, including America historic commitment to fairness and justice for all. Yet, in my own town, top officials of Austin Community College "Anabola Steroider Norge Lagligt" issued an edict last November that could come straight out of Walmart. A newspaper story about the college edict was headlined: "Adjuncts at ACC face cut in hours. School seeks to avoid paying for health care."
Of this school nearly 2,000 faculty members, three fourths are "adjunct Masteron Cutting professors" with no health care benefits. But the new Obamacare law would finally given them a much needed break by requiring colleges to provide health coverage to employees who work 30 hours or more a week. But the honchos of ACC a school with the word "community" in its name have snatched this basic element of human decency out of the adjunct faculty hands by arbitrarily decreeing that none can work more than 28 hours a week.
That a double whammy: Not only are the college chiefs denying needed health care for the people who carry most of ACC teaching load, but the sneaky cut in hours means that these poorly paid professors will also suffer a pay cut. This is the Walmartization of higher education, and it happening at all levels all across the country.
Did I mention that ACC provides full health coverage for the college president and other well paid administrators who nixing coverage for the adjuncts? Now isn that a fine ethical lesson for students to absorb?
Unsurprisingly, this contingent of America low wage army is organizing campaigns for fairness and forming unions, just like the exploited workers at Walmart and McDonald For information, contact New Faculty Majority by clicking here.