Temple University adjunct faculty vote to join the AFT

Adjunct faculty at Temple University have voted overwhelmingly to join the AFT's' faculty affiliate at the school, the Temple Association of University Professionals. This was a hard-won victory for adjunct educators, as Temple's administration ran an aggressive anti-union campaign.


MSDE issues its report on Student Testing in Maryland

The Maryland State Department of Education recently issued its report on Local, State, and Federally Mandated Assessments in Maryland.

Click through for more on this report, and for links to articles on Student Assessments in Maryland.



AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.


Ruling vindicates adjunct's right to speak out

The Illinois Educational Labor Board has ruled that an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College was improperly fired for saying that her college treats adjuncts like "disposable resources," because the board says her comments were protected union activity.


AFT-MD Endorsement Process

The following is a primer on the AFT-Maryland and the endorsement process for the federal races.

The AFT-Maryland is a federation of local unions of the AFT within the state, including the Baltimore Teachers Union, the City Union of Baltimore, the Maryland Public Employee Council (for state employees), the AFT-Healthcare Maryland (for state healthcare workers), the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, the Maryland Classified Employee Association, to name just a few.


Campus Equity Week seeks solutions for adjunct faculty

Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is all about educating students, parents and education advocates, who are shocked to discover that many part-time professors live below the poverty line due to wages that are a fraction of what full-time faculty earn.