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College Faculty Organizing Gains Momentum

Oct. 21, 2016, 9:39 PM

David Wilder would like the higher salary and job security enjoyed by tenured college faculty.

But this semester, the adjunct professor moonlights as a banquet server when he’s not juggling the six classes he’s teaching at three separate colleges in the Cleveland area. Wilder’s attempt to make ends meet comes without college-paid health insurance, an elevated pay grade or other perks that traditionally come with a coveted tenure position, he said.

“It’s enjoyable work, but it’s not a very good job, and that’s the problem,” Wilder told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 17. “I’m thinking that is why a lot adjuncts do...

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