Stand with UMass Lowell Adjunct Faculty
First Class Performance, Second Class Pay
UMass Lowell is nationally ranked #22 among research institutions in its class and is rated the top school in the UMass system and #8 among all Massachusetts schools for graduate “return on investment”. Its revenues, endowment, and fundraising are second only to Amherst and its enrollment is growing every year. Yet, UML is the worst when it comes to how it treats its adjunct faculty.
In fact, UML’s success has been built on economic exploitation of its adjuncts. Adjuncts make up a greater proportion of the faculty at UML (61%) than anywhere else at UMass and teach 57% of all undergraduate classes. UMass Lowell adjunct faculty have been working under an expired contract for two years and are fighting for parity in pay and benefits with the rest of the adjuncts in the UMass system, who perform exactly the same work.
UML adjuncts are the only adjuncts in the UMass system who get no health insurance or retirement benefits through the state employee system (“GIC”). State employees are not eligible for Social Security/Medicare. Adjuncts at all the other campuss who teach a minimum of 2 courses per semester are eligible for GIC benefits. The UML Administration refuses to extend the same benefits to UML adjuncts.
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren St
Lowell, MA 01852
“Enough is Enough. Please Help Send the Message to UMass Lowell Administration: UML Adjunct Faculty Deserve A Fair Deal!”
For more information, please contact Ellen Wallace.