Union Busting at Duquesne University?
Unacceptable. Duquesne University appears to be using its religious affiliation with the Spiritans in order to bypass its legal obligations, see here. This is union busting plain and simple, whether or not it is clothed in religious garb. Think that the adjuncts don’t have legitimate complaints?
““If you teach the maximum permitted number of courses, you make $10,000 a year, which is below the poverty line,” said Dr. Sowards, who became one of the union drive’s organizers. The salary represents four courses a year at a rate of $2,500 per course.
Another issue was health care. “We don’t have any,” Dr. Sowards said. And then there was job security. “Our contracts are written in such a way that the university can cancel our courses at any time for any reason, and you have no assurance that you can teach from one semester to the next. We have people who have been teaching here 25 years and never know if they have a job next semester.””
Don’t make me regret coming here.