Adjuncts interested in organizing should start by reading Joe Berry’s now classic text, Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education. Adjunct activists recorded it as an audiobook that is available for download at Adjunct Underground.
NFM is working on an organizing toolkit for contingent faculty. Check back here soon to learn more!
The following unions have or are currently organizing adjunct unions. Some have formed adjunct-only unions and some have formed unions that are “wall to wall,” which include part-time faculty and full-time faculty on and off the tenure track. Adjuncts who are considering organizing are encouraged to talk to as many fellow adjunct activists as possible to learn about their experiences with the different unions, and to reach out directly to the unions for more information on their adjunct organizing efforts.
US Unions: (Please contact us if we are omitting any unions that have organized or are currently organizing contingent faculty)