Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Adjunct Unionization

As readers of this blog all know, adjuncts are abused by many, if not most universities. They make up the majority of the faculty, but are the lowest paid, have no job security or benefits. It now appears that some adjuncts are fighting back by organizing.

Adjuncts generally have no say in the goverance of the university and therefore, they do not have a "Yeshiva problem." Recall, that in 1980 the Supreme Court in a case called Yeshiva Univ v. NLRB held that faculty who ran the university were managers and therefore, not protected under the National Labor Relations Act.

An interesting post on Workplace Prof Blog explores some of these issues and is available here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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