Adjunct Professors Unionize, Seek Higher Pay At Anne Arundel Community College: Report


The Capital reported Monday that Anne Arundel Community College’s adjunct professors voted to unionize with Service Employees International Union Local 500. A sign at AACC’s Arnold campus is pictured above on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD - The adjunct professors at Anne Arundel Community College voted to unionize, The Capital reported Monday. Adjuncts are professors hired on a class-by-class basis and are considered contractors, not full-time professors on a tenure track. 

The Capital said AACC adjuncts who teach three 3-credit classes earn $9,459 to $11,034 per semester and have no benefits other than some sick leave. The newspaper noted that AACC has three times more adjuncts than tenure-track professors, is hiring another 51 adjuncts and not hiring any tenure-track professors.

“I am overwhelmingly overjoyed,” AACC business teacher and union supporter Lou Carloni said, according to The Capital. “It really was just a handful of us tilting at windmills for the longest time. To have gotten to this point is almost unbelievable.”

To learn more about the union's goals and AACC President Dawn Lindsay's historical opposition to the union, read The Capital's full story. That article is only available to subscribers, however.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "Anne Arundel Community College Union" at this link.

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