Two important resolutions pertaining to contingent employees were passed at the AFT Convention earlier this month. A notice is posted on the UUP home page.
The resolution titled “Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility for Part-Time Faculty” was submitted by UUP.
The resolution titled “Ending the Exploitation of and the Reliance on a Contingent Academic Labor System in Higher Education” was submitted by AFT’s Executive Council.
Thanks to our UUP delegates who spoke to these resolutions during the Higher Education Committee meeting at the Convention. These two resolutions, plus the edTPA resolution submitted by UUP and PSC, were selected as the top three resolutions from the Higher Education Committee. Only the top three resolutions from each AFT committee are brought to the convention floor for a vote.
Special thanks to UUP Executive Board member Anne Wiegard for delivering strong and informative statements on the convention floor in support of both contingent employee resolutions.