Whittier Adjuncts Vote to Unionize
- Celebrating Successes and Moving Forward
- Two Unions Court Adjuncts in Philadelphia Market
- Union conference marks growth of adjunct organizing strategy
- While January terms are popular at liberal arts colleges, one institution is ending the practice
- Adjunct union contracts ensure real gains including better pay
Adjunct faculty members at Whittier College have voted to unionize and to be represented by the Service Employees International Union. SEIU is currently trying to organize adjuncts in various regions, and Whittier's vote comes as the union has drives going on at such Southern California institutions as Loyola Marymount University and the University of La Verne. The union has pledged to see better wages, benefits and job security for the adjuncts. Sharon Herzberger, president of Whittier, issued this statement: "We appreciate the contribution that our adjunct faculty makes to our institution. Upon request, Whittier College will meet with SEIU and attempt to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement that meets the needs of both Whittier College and its adjunct faculty."