There are adjunct survival guides out there which give basic union info, and perhaps maybe where the copy machines are located on campus, then there’s The Part-Timer’s Almanac, which is perhaps the most comprehensive, adjunct-oriented union publication put out by a local union ever.

It has it all, from a quick explanation of basic academic freedom and worker rights, to union representation, salary and benefits, to things like campus mailboxes, office hours space, and more. As a result, the The Part-Timer’s Almanac, A Compendium of Valuable Information, won a first place honor in the CFT Communications Awards this year. The almanac, written and prepared by Los Rios part-time faculty, is a model for other local unions.

Download it here and see for yourself