• AFT Guild successfully negotiated for continuing education part-time faculty in the San Diego community colleges to be on the same salary schedule as credit-course instructors, and in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca district for part-timers teaching 50 percent of a full load to be eligible for fully district-paid healthcare coverage starting January 2015.AFT Part-Time Faculty United worked with Victor Valley College to have its full accreditation status restored and ACCJC probation sanctions dropped. 
  • Antelope Valley College Federation of Teachers negotiated the implementation of department chairs that includes the eligibility of part-time faculty, the result of a five-year effort.
  • Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers won ancillary pay for part-timers who participate in shared governance committees.


 Join this coalition of higher education activists from Mexico, Canada, and the United States in New York on August 4-6 for its eleventh biennial conference. 

The Just-in-Time Professor
Read analysis and excerpts of e-forum responses on contingent faculty working conditions nationwide in this report by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, undertaken by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. 

Equality for Contingent Faculty, Overcoming the Two-Tier System
Delve into this new collection of essays edited by Keith Hoeller, published by Vanderbilt University (e-book available). 

Why Higher Education Should Be Free
Check out UC-AFT President Bob Samuels’ new book about funding higher education (e-book available) and his blog Changing Universities