AFT On Campus
After faculty, staff and students at the University of Alaska rose up in outrage over news that the university president had been awarded a $320,000 retention bonus in his new contract, the UA Board of Regents had to do an about-face. In a special meeting, the board rescinded the bonus three months after offering it. [...]
“Construct, don’t destroy” was the overarching plea of hundreds of faculty, staff and students at City College of San Francisco. They marched on Aug. 25 to protest the administration’s aggressive class cancellation policy that limits options, with the semester hardly even underway. Going into a new school year, the college is on firmer footing than [...]
Delegates to the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles ensured that improving the lives and working conditions of contingent faculty would remain a top priority for the union’s work in higher education. In the convention’s Higher Education committee, delegates prioritized two resolutions dealing directly with contingency to bring to the convention floor. On the floor, [...]
In The News
For-profit colleges are under fire as gainful employment regulations go forward; AFT
weighs in on quality higher education.
After a historic strike and a strong showing of solidarity between non-tenure track
and tenure track faculty, UICUF ratify their first contract.
It is time to ensure all have access to high-quality and affordable higher education.
2011 AFT Everyday Hero Travis Parker inspires others with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of young African-American men through the Alpha Academy.