Boston-area adjuncts consider unionizing

04/12/2013 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Adjunct and non-tenured professors from more than 20 colleges in the Boston area plan to meet with the Service Employees International Union tomorrow to discuss forming a union. Some part-time professors have been leery of unions, fearing that they could lose their jobs if they form one, adjunct professor Jack Dempsey of Bentley University said. "Adjuncts have an illusion that they are powerless to help themselves. But when they realize that they are the core of the school ... they will begin to respect themselves enough to take action," Dempsey said.

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