Archive for February, 2016
Contract faculty deserve equal pay for equal work, yet the colleges continue to exploit them by paying as little as possible. Furthermore, our part-time faculty live under a constant threat of losing their positions entirely should they “rock the boat”. These dedicated faculty should be treated with respect and paid accordingly.
On every college and university campus, contract faculty, full-time faculty members and students will stand together with signs and leaflets supporting fairness for contract faculty at a location that is symbolic for your campus.
The goal: 1) Visible support on your campus for contract faculty on February 11. 2) A photo record of your action to put together with photos from other college/universities to show our collective strength.
Why: Contract faculty are teaching a growing number of students across the province. At colleges and universities, our issues are the same: Contract faculty are struggling to make a living, with few benefits and little job security. It’s not fair.
It is time for action! It is time to stand together!
ON February 11, 2016 (or even before or after the 11th)
Please send a photo with a message of support for contract faculty.
Get a large piece of paper and a marker
A) Write a support message on the paper. Examples:
‘I Support Good Jobs for Contract Faculty’
‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’
‘Faculty Working Conditions = Students Learning Conditions’
‘It’s tough to put ‘students first’ if you put faculty last’
B) Identify your college or city, and, if you are comfortable, yourself: faculty, student, supporter.
Take your photo and share it
Website: send to email@example.com
Press Conference: In Toronto at noon, with international and local speakers on fairness for contract faculty highlighting that across the province, we are taking action together.