The University of La Verne chapter of the American Association of University Professors released a statement last week calling attention to the University’s increasing “corporatization” and the need for true shared governance between faculty and administration to improve the student experience.
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A new adjunct faculty council has formed at the University to provide better representation and communication for adjuncts at all of the University’s regional campuses.
Provost Jonathan Reed hosted a reception for about 70 people, honoring new faculty members Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom.
According to a study released by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education in January 2015, more than half of all welfare recipients rely on government assistance because their job does not pay enough, not because they are unemployed.
Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions.
The Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent University of La Verne adjunct faculty, causing the National Labor Relations Board to prohibit the SEIU from filing another petition with ULV adjuncts until January 2015.
After a long, difficult and tension-filled year between University of La Verne adjuncts and administrators over the possibility of unionization, the Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent the adjuncts on July 31.
The National Labor Relations Board this week dismissed all six of the unfair labor practice charges against the University of La Verne, which could clear the way for the adjunct faculty’s votes on unionization to be counted.
University of La Verne administrators announced that traditional undergraduate tuition will increase another 4.9 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday it denied the University’s latest appeal to include regional campus adjuncts in the ongoing push to unionize adjunct faculty.