Adjunct faculty and lecturers at Santa Clara University will vote on whether to form their union
Adjunct faculty and lecturers at Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit university in Silicon Valley, have been working to organize a non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty union for five years. After years of organizing, adjuncts and lecturers are currently voting in their long-awaited union election. Nevertheless, after years of organizing and union-busting, NTT faculty at Santa Clara are currently voting in their long-awaited union election.
“The time is now,” said engineering lecturer Andrew Wolfe. “Given the urgent need for adjuncts and lecturers at SCU to have a say in the decisions that affect us in our work. We’re hired on a per-class basis, and have to re-apply to teach as often as every year. This makes it hard for some of us to live in the Bay Area and takes time and energy away from our ability to instruct our students. We’ve seen and been inspired by the thrilling success of others organizing unions across the nation, and are excited to make a real, positive difference here at SCU with our union.”
Voting for SCU adjuncts and Lecturers is happening now. For more information and updates follow SCU Adjuncts and Lecturers on Facebook.