Inequality in Higher Education: Teachers organizing for Change

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Wed, 12/18/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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An interview with organizers at Clark College and Portland Community College

Last week,  over 300 Clark College faculty members voted unanimously to strike.  Full and part time faculty members at Portland Community College have also been in contract negotiations, fighting for the same thing: Raising part time, adjunct faculty members wages. Right now at both colleges,  part time adjunct faculty teach the majority of classes yet, earn 65% or less of what full time faculty members are paid, although they teach the same classes.   Today, on the Radio Activist, Suzanne LaGrande interviews faculty union president Suzanne Southerland from Clark College, and part-time faculty members union organizer Julie Hastings and Shirlee Geiger from Portland Community College.