Candidate for President
Since becoming AFT-ACC President in 2018, I have worked towards the goals of what I stated a national adjunct caucus can and should be.
Through the caucus, I:
Helped create the initial draft of the Contingent Faculty Quality of Worklife Survey, leading to AFT's Army of Temps report, put out in 2020, and 2022.
Promoted Campus Equity Week activities in 2019, 2020, 2021. Providing additional support, I worked with others to build and maintain the CFT Campus Equity Toolkit.
Developed a new AFT-ACC website, on which, in consultation with AFT Higher Ed, we have identified locals which specifically represent adjunct/contingent faculty and grad workers.
Worked for (through the CFT Part-time Committee working with UC-AFT), passage of a AFT national resolution supporting contingent faculty involvement in shared governance, and this year, am working on a resolution calling for a Department of Education study of adjunct/contingent pay inequity.
Advocated for AFT to push for changes in US labor code entitling contingent faculty to unemployment benefits, elimination of the WEP and GPO hurting adjunct/contingent retirees, and the creation of an AFT Higher Ed national system tracking AFT higher-ed legislative priorities.
As a member of the CFT Legislative team, I helped boost funding for part-time office hour funding, rehire and seniority rights, student loan forgiveness, pay equity, and worked within my own locals to gain pay for participation in shared governance and committee work.
As president, I hope to continue this work, and expand the caucus.