Spring-Summer 2015

Contract faculty: An international challenge

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Editorial Matters: The reality of precarious academic work around the world

By Graeme Stewart

On February 25, 2015, many adjunct faculty members in the United States walked out of their classrooms to protest their working conditions. […]

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A personal perspective of contract instructing in Ontario

By Andrew Robinson

Contract faculty work in Ontario is unfair, ineffective, and ready for a shakeup.

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Zero-hours contracts and precarious academic work in the UK

By Jonathan White

The University and College Union is fighting back against zero-hour contracts that trap thousands in casualized work.

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Organizing against the widening gap in academic job security in Australia

By Jeannie Rea

Precarious academic work is an important issue in Australia, and the National Tertiary Education Union is making it a priority.

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From Deference to Defiance: The evolution of Ontario faculty associations

By Craig Heron

Faculty associations are behaving more and more like unions, transforming labour relations at universities in Ontario.

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The political challenge of academic commitment

By Robin Vose

As we approach this year’s federal election, professors and academic librarians have a responsibility to speak out.

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More Than A Bargaining Unit: York University Faculty Association’s commitment to social unionism

By Natalie Coulter & Lorna Erwin

A look inside YUFA’s innovative community projects committee.

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