The American Federation of Teachers announced
a new partnership with Freelancers Union to offer adjuncts – even those who are
not members of AFT – access to benefits and services. The announcement was made on July 11th.
The partnership offers adjuncts web
portal access to a tailored online community as well as programs and services
offered by both unions starting this fall.
In a news release, Randi Weingarten,
president of AFT, said, "This partnership provides access to much-needed
benefits contingent faculty wouldn't otherwise have, as well as access to
information, resources and supports to improve their lives and professions. It also provides an opportunity to connect
with continent faculty across America who are facing the same challenges and