After Four Years, Pace University Faculty Get First Contract
Here’s another example of why America’s workers need the Employee Free Choice Act.
This week, the adjunct faculty at Pace University in New York City and on Long Island finally has a tentative contract—after four years of stalling by university management.
In May 2004, the professors voted 308–165 to form the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace (UAFP), an affiliate of AFT. Their key issues included wages, a lack of benefits and a lack of respect. As Pace Physics professor Chris Williams puts it:
I would starve to death if I had to rely on my wages from Pace.