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This summer, the Hamline union plans to create a bargaining proposal to present to the administration in the fall, Weiss said.
Weiss has the same salary he had nine years ago as an adjunct — unadjusted for cost-of-living increases or tuition hikes, he said. He said he wants a better salary, but he also wants to feel he matters.
“I have been troubled by what I’ve seen happening on college campuses across the country, which is that, more and more, we have a majority of the teaching being done by underpaid and unempowered faculty,” Weiss said.
Maisto said colleges are starting to resemble businesses and need to rethink their spending.
“These increases in expenditures on things that arguably are not directly related to instructional quality are being financed by students and by faculty,” she said. “That’s a model … we need to have a national conversation about.”
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