WA Faculty Forward

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Washington Faculty Forward is part of a national movement to unite all adjunct, contingent and tenure-line faculty at campuses across the country to address the crisis in higher education and the marginalization of teaching faculty.

Nationally, SEIU represents 37,000 faculty from Maine to California. In addition to Washington State, faculty in Boston, the Bay Area, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Arizona, and Los Angeles are building the movement with SEIU.

At most colleges and universities, contingents are a majority of all teaching faculty yet we face low levels of compensation, few benefits, lack of institutional support for research and scholarship, and exclusion from the governance of our institutions. At the same time, our institutions are shifting resources from instruction to administration, funded by quickly rising tuition, resulting in record levels of student debt.

By coming together in Washington Faculty Forward, we have the power to do something about this by building a state-wide movement to raise standards for faculty and students alike.

Washington Faculty Forward is a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925.

Contact us at info@wafacultyforward.org

Our Campaigns

Antioch University, Seattle

Gonzaga University

Pacific Lutheran University

Saint Martin’s University

Seattle University

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