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Professors and adjuncts unite, win raises, job security in first contract

Teachers at the University of Oregon approved by 99 percent a first contract yesterday, the fruits of solidarity between tenure-track and contingent faculty that began in 2007.

The deal covers more than 1,800 professors, instructors, researchers, and librarians. “We’re excited here,” cheered political science associate professor Jane Cramer.

United Academics (UA), which is affiliated with both the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), won a representation election in April 2012. A strong contract campaign helped win the agreement.

– See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2013/10/professors-and-adjuncts-unite-win-raises-job-security-first-contract#sthash.UOEhwv28.dpuf

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