Adjunct faculty unionization for the Chronicle of Higher Education


Professor William Shimer is an adjunct lecturer in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Shimer currently teaches 5 courses as an adjunct, or part-time, faculty member. He is a member of the organizing committee of Northeastern's Adjunct Action campaign, an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. In Boston, Adjunct Action is a coalition of people at 5 different universities working to unionize adjunct faculty.
Professor William Shimer is an adjunct lecturer in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. From Fall 2010 to Fall 2012, Shimer used his car, a green Volkswagen seen here, as his office to store teaching materials between classes. Shimer currently teaches 5 courses as an adjunct, or part-time, faculty member. He is a member of the organizing committee of Northeastern's Adjunct Action campaign, an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. In Boston, Adjunct Action is a coalition of people at 5 different universities working to unionize adjunct faculty.
Professor William Shimer is an adjunct lecturer in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. From Fall 2010 to Fall 2012, Shimer used his car, a green Volkswagen seen here, as his office to store teaching materials between classes. Shimer currently teaches 5 courses as an adjunct, or part-time, faculty member. He is a member of the organizing committee of Northeastern's Adjunct Action campaign, an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. In Boston, Adjunct Action is a coalition of people at 5 different universities working to unionize adjunct faculty.
Professor William Shimer is an adjunct lecturer in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Shimer currently teaches 5 courses as an adjunct, or part-time, faculty member. He is a member of the organizing committee of Northeastern's Adjunct Action campaign, an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. In Boston, Adjunct Action is a coalition of people at 5 different universities working to unionize adjunct faculty.
Professor William Shimer is an adjunct lecturer in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Shimer currently teaches 5 courses as an adjunct, or part-time, faculty member. He is a member of the organizing committee of Northeastern's Adjunct Action campaign, an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. In Boston, Adjunct Action is a coalition of people at 5 different universities working to unionize adjunct faculty.
Adjunct lecturer in Accountancy David Fionda teaches a graduate course on Cost Accounting with an emphasis on management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Bentley University adjuncts voted down unionization and Fionda has gone on record saying that adjunct unionization is a bad idea. Adjuncts at a number of Boston-area schools are trying to unionize.
Adjunct lecturer in Accountancy David Fionda teaches a graduate course on Cost Accounting with an emphasis on management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Bentley University adjuncts voted down unionization and Fionda has gone on record saying that adjunct unionization is a bad idea. Adjuncts at a number of Boston-area schools are trying to unionize.
Adjunct lecturer in Accountancy David Fionda teaches a graduate course on Cost Accounting with an emphasis on management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Bentley University adjuncts voted down unionization and Fionda has gone on record saying that adjunct unionization is a bad idea. Adjuncts at a number of Boston-area schools are trying to unionize.
Adjunct lecturer in Accountancy David Fionda teaches a graduate course on Cost Accounting with an emphasis on management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Bentley University adjuncts voted down unionization and Fionda has gone on record saying that adjunct unionization is a bad idea. Adjuncts at a number of Boston-area schools are trying to unionize.
Adjunct lecturer in Accountancy David Fionda teaches a graduate course on Cost Accounting with an emphasis on management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Bentley University adjuncts voted down unionization and Fionda has gone on record saying that adjunct unionization is a bad idea. Adjuncts at a number of Boston-area schools are trying to unionize.
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I recently photographed two sides of the adjunct faculty unionization fight in Boston for the Chronicle of Higher Education. On the pro-unionization side, I met Northeastern University adjunct lecturer William Shimer, who is an organizer involved with the Adjunct Action movement. Shimer has had to use his car (seen in the photos above) as an office because of inadequate and unsecured office facilities provided to adjunct faculty at the university. On the anti-unionization side, I photographed David Fionda, who teaches business and accounting courses at Bentley University.

The story is available to read at the Chronicle of Higher Education website: Power in Numbers: Adjuncts turn to citywide unionizing as their best hope

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