Urge Your Legislators to Support MTA-Backed Bill to Ensure Benefits and Protections for Adjuncts!
The MTA is supporting legislation to ensure key workplace benefits and protections for adjunct faculty at public colleges and universities, and we need your help to secure legislative co-sponsors.
The bill, An Act to provide fair working conditions for public higher education adjunct faculty, was filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative Paul Mark (D-Peru). It would provide adjunct faculty with access to health insurance and state pension options, require pay parity for adjuncts and establish a minimum of a 7.5 percent state contribution to the SMART Plan retirement account for faculty who work less than half time. It would also create a fund and mechanism for increasing the number of tenure-track faculty, giving current adjunct faculty notice and priority consideration for new full-time positions. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.
Please email your legislators right away and urge them to support and co-sponsor the MTA-backed bill to ensure benefits and protections for adjuncts! Please also consider calling your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.