Brookdale Adjuncts Vote to Unionize

By Jay Cook, the Two River Times

Over 450 adjunct professors in the Brookdale Community College system now have more bargaining power, thanks to a decision earlier this month to join the state’s largest higher education union, representatives said last week.

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With some teachers spread thin teaching classes on multiple campuses or balancing teaching with other jobs, being able to create a union now gives adjuncts a more defined voice each semester, they (Joan Carroll and James Schmitt) said.

“We stuck together and now have our unified official voice for interacting with Brookdale’s administration along with a forum of communication among adjuncts,” said Carroll.

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