KW MPP Catherine Fife supports fair and equitable work for Contract Faculty at Laurier

Given her support for the Ontario Craft Distillers on Twitter, WLUFA contacted MPP Catherine Fife regarding our own precariously-employed Contract Faculty. Her office had this to say: You are correct in identifying that thousands of students in Waterloo’s universities – as well as those across our province – are being taught by professors with no job[…]

Contract Faculty Negotiations Update: Conciliation, Day One

(Originally sent as an email on December 16, 2017.) Set up at an off-campus location on Wednesday, we were ready to continue negotiating remaining items of dignity, social justice, job security, and fair employment conditions. Key items included: Contract Faculty as a title, access to health and dental benefits, improvements to Standing Appointments, and compensation.[…]

Preparing for potential job action: Headquarters found!

With things heating up at the negotiating table, the Strike Action Committee has been beating the bushes for Strike Headquarters in Waterloo and Brantford. We are pleased to report that locations have been secured in both cities. In Waterloo, Strike Headquarters will be located in the 65 University Avenue East Plaza, just an eight minute[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

Read “Life in academic poverty as an underpaid university teacher: ‘They just don’t want to pay'”

Read the September 2016 article about contract or adjunct faculty in American higher education: As an adjunct, Wangerin is employed on a casual basis and earns somewhere between half and one-third of what a tenure-track professor would make for teaching the same courses. That is significant, because non-tenure track teaching staff – commonly referred to[…]

CF Bargaining Unit Meeting & Results from our Negotiations’ Survey

          Send Administration the message! The time for improved job security, enhanced compensation and reasonable benefits is now! Your attendance at the upcoming bargaining unit meeting is key to a successful round of negotiating. Brantford:  Tuesday, April 5th || 11:00-1:00 || GRH 105 Waterloo: Wednesday, April 6th || 11:00-1:00 || Hawk’s[…]

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