On February 25, 2015, many adjunct faculty members in the United States walked out of their classrooms to protest their working conditions. Just days later, contract faculty at York University were out on strike. Across North America, reporters and media outlets began to wake up to a sorry reality: for thousands of professors across North […]
Contract Faculty: An International Challenge
- Editorial Matters: The reality of precarious academic work around the world
- A personal perspective of contract instructing in Ontario
- Zero-hours contracts and precarious academic work in the UK
- Organizing against the widening gap in academic job security in Australia
- From Deference to Defiance: The evolution of Ontario faculty associations
- The political challenge of academic commitment
- More Than A Bargaining Unit: York University Faculty Association’s commitment to social unionism
In This Issue
Contract faculty work in Ontario is unfair, ineffective, and ready for a shakeup.
The University and College Union is fighting back against zero-hour contracts that trap thousands in casualized work.
Precarious academic work is an important issue in Australia, and the National Tertiary Education Union is making it a priority.
Faculty associations are behaving more and more like unions, transforming labour relations at universities in Ontario.
As we approach this year’s federal election, professors and academic librarians have a responsibility to speak out.
A look inside YUFA’s innovative community projects committee.