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Miami Dade Adjuncts Form Union

March 28, 2019

Adjunct instructors at Miami Dade College voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, 587 to 573, they announced Wednesday. The college now has the country’s largest adjunct union, according to SEIU. The college will not challenge the vote. “Their voice was heard, and we’d like to express our continuous support to our adjunct faculty as they transition into a new chapter with the SEIU,” Juan Mendieta, Miami Dade spokesperson, wrote in a statement to the Miami Herald.

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Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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