Philosophy Department Passes Resolution Concerning Adjunct Faculty

The faculty of the Philosophy Department passed a resolution concerning the efforts of adjunct faculty to organize.  The resolution reads as follows: "The faculty of the Philosophy Department recognize that our work depends on the devoted contributions of adjunct faculty in the shared work of implementing the University’s mission and that, while our work is recognized with long-term contracts, a living wage, and health and retirement benefits, the work of adjunct faculty is not.  We join the adjunct faculty here and at other Jesuit colleges and universities to call for a just employment policy in conformity with a long history of Catholic social teaching that recognizes the right of workers to organize and form unions without employer interference or retaliation in order to negotiate fair and equitable wages and a safe and just work environment.