SEIU FPSU membership is made up of essential public sector workers who are the beating heart of communities. In recent years to our membership we have added Adjunct faculty at our state colleges and universities across west, central, and south Florida. Like all public institutions they are heavily impacted by the leadership and policies put in place by our elected officials, specifically the Governor and the State Legislature and more broadly by the Federal Government. To highlight the issues faced by adjunct faculty and the important role elected officials and elections play in addressing those issues we are hosting a statewide virtual forum.
Please join us Friday September, 30th at 1PM – 3PM
During this event we will be sharing stories of the working conditions and the ramifications faced by our members. Discussing the issues and their impacts on the industry and our communities. And hearing from those who are or could be in a position to address needed fundamental change.
Who is SEIU FPSU: Faculty Forward
Since the 1960s Service Employees International Union Florida Public Services Union has represented public sector workers across the state of Florida. Our union is made of thousands of members who work in municipal governments, school districts, and institutions of higher learning. Adjunct, or Part Time, Faculty are among the fastest growing group of professionals within higher education. Depending on the institution a significant portion or even a majority of classes taught or faculty are made up of Adjuncts. These higher education professionals have the same and in some cases significantly more qualifications than Full Time or tenured faculty. They teach virtually all the same classes from entry level requirements to advanced coursework needed for graduation. Adjuncts with Masters and PhDs make as little at $2000 (before taxes) to teach a class for a full semester. They have no benefits, no sick time, no guarantee of a job beyond the semester, and get no social security payments; our nation’s most basic earned retirement program. Faculty Forward is committed to addressing these issues at campuses through our contracts, statewide by working with our elected officials, and in our communities by educating the public.