Among the gains in the new contract is a raise for eligible adjuncts making under $1425 per credit hour, retroactive to the beginning of this semester. We have just confirmed with Temple’s Human Resources department that the retroactive pay owed from the first two pay periods will be included in adjuncts’ November paychecks. This means your November paycheck will be larger than usual, and your December paycheck will reflect your new monthly rate of pay (for the fall semester; in the spring, there are 5 pay periods instead of 4).
You are eligible for a raise IF:
· in addition to teaching this semester, you have also taught for at least one semester over the last three. (If this is your first semester teaching at Temple, you will receive a raise the next time you teach, provided it’s within the next three semesters.)
· you have been making under $1425 per credit hour. You rate will be raised to $1425.
If you are making between $1425 to $1500. You will receive a one-time $150 dollar bonus.
If you make $1300/credit, the most common rate of pay that will be affected by the raise, you can reference this chart to determine the accuracy of your gross pay in the next two pay periods.
We highly recommend that everyone check their paychecks both in November and December.
If you find a discrepancy in your gross pay from what is stated here, please contact TAUP and your department chair or program director.
Tomorrow is National Campus Equity Week’s (CEW) Day of Action. Though historically the focus of CEW has been on the working conditions of contingent campus workers, it’s time for us all to recognize that contingency has created hardships and unfair conditions for campus workers across the board.
CEW has grown out of the movement to create more equitable conditions for adjunct and non-tenure track faculty. Its origins can be traced to activists from California community colleges who organized events in 1999, resulting in the formation of the Coalition for Contingent and Adjunct Labor (COCAL). In 2013, COCAL coordinated CEW in the US and Fair Employment Week (FEW) in Canada. It now also engages with organizations and activists in Mexico. Though we experience the wrongs we face personally, they are connected to larger trends internationally.
TAUP will be out on campus at 13th and Polett Walk, near Founder’s Garden tomorrow engaging in discussions about equity across all job categories in offices, departments, schools and services throughout the University. Help us give out treats for Halloween, pick up a Campus Equity button or sticker, and engage with students, staff and faculty in conversations about equity across campus.
Watch our social media (@TAUPAFT on Facebook, and @TAUP on Twitter) for posts from campus throughout the day.