Tomorrow (May 19) is the first bargaining session between the SEIU-Florida Public Services Union adjunct bargaining team and college administration from 11 a.m. to 3:00 pm on Ybor campus, Student Services building, YSSB309. (Parking available both on street and in visitor lot.)
Hillsborough Community College Adjunct Faculty Overwhelmingly Vote to Join SEIU
In an important victory for faculty across the nation, part-time faculty at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa have overwhelmingly voted to join SEIU Florida Public Service Union and contingent faculty across the country in a union movement.
The victory marks the first faculty union election in Florida, and at a public university in the South, with SEIU. HCC adjuncts will join over 13,000 college instructors across the country who have joined SEIU in the past three years, from community colleges to universities ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News Ranking of national universities. Votes for the all-mail ballot election were counted at the Public Employee Relations Commission in Tallahassee.
“Adjunct faculty love teaching and preparing students for their future; We need job security and fair wages that enable us to dedicate more time to our profession. My colleagues at USF are excited about HCC’s victory today and the growing union movement in higher education. Their win is also a victory for me, my family, my students and for all Tampa colleges and university faculty who are uniting for change, ” said University of South Florida part-time faculty member Greg McCreery.
HCC Adjunct Faculty: What issues in bargaining are the most important to you?
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