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Resources: Fighting for Better Pay and Rights for Adjunct & Contingent Faculty

Resources from our higher education webinar with NEA General Counsel Alice O'Brien
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Published: September 2022

Just because adjunct and contingent faculty don’t have tenure, doesn’t mean they don’t have rights and can’t demand better pay, benefits, and respect. 

Find resources from NEA efforts to make contingent faculty eligible for overtime pay as well as remove barriers to receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits.

Please fill out the form below to share your stories and continue to engage with us on issues of fair pay and contingent faculty rights.

Adjunct & Contingent Faculty Engagement Form

Fighting for Better Pay and Rights for Adjunct & Contingent Faculty

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