Support the Adjunct Union!

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Support the Adjunct Union!

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MICA Students started this petition to MICA Administration

Hi! We are MICA students, Karyn Lao (Fiber'15), Estelle Kline (Photo'15), Kimberly Meistrell (GD'15), and Kelsey Schneider (GFA'14) writing this petition to support the quality of education for students and quality of life for teachers.

Our part-time professors at MICA love teaching.  They inspire us and are inspired by us.  We benefit greatly from their experience as working artists and professionals in the classroom.  Because our teachers are so passionate about teaching, we are working to make sure that adjuncts are treated fairly.

Adjuncts teach about 45% of the classes at MICA.  They do not have job security. Their rate of pay hasn't changed since the 90's.  They have been unsuccessful in their attempts to address these problems with the administration.

So, adjunct professors at MICA are forming a union: following in the footsteps of schools like George Washington Univeristy, Georgetown, and American University* and working with Service Employees International Union Local 500.  They have already filed their petiton and will be voting in just a few weeks.  And they need our support!

Students at MICA stand with adjuncts in creating a positive change at this school.

We call on the administration to respect part time employees by working with them to make this situation better for everyone.

Would you be willing to sign this statement to support the efforts of our part-time faculty?

 


*Watch this video of American University students supporting their part time faculty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMoYEUzMa0

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