Act in solidarity with Mary-Faith Cerasoli's hunger strike
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From TL Mack Piccone's article in New Faculty Majority: Across the country, more than half of all college faculty are classified as part-time even if they do the same work as and teach the same number of classes, often over several institutions, as full-time faculty. According to the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, average compensation is less than $25,000 per year (Cerasoli earned $14,000 last year) and rarely includes benefits. Many adjunct faculty endure expensive and debilitating health conditions like Cerasoli’s.
As contingent workers in higher education, we know all too well the daily struggles we face under our working conditions. A hunger strike is a serious action that demands our support.
Please sign on to demonstrate your support in one of three ways:
1) Distribute a photograph of your fridge/cabinets on social media with the hashtag #HungryHomelessProf
2) Forgo one meal
3) Embark on a one-day hunger strike.
Then, please leave a comment letting us know which solidarity action you chose (and why). If you are also an academic or higher education worker, we appreciate your show of solidarity by mentioning your title and your institution.
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