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Faculty Unions: Hope For A New Generation of Academics

Faculty Unions: Hope For A New Generation of Academics

April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By Regina Foley I have been preparing for a career in academia from the moment I applied to Fordham. Through institutions of higher learning, like Fordham, some of the greatest contributions to human knowledge take place. But increasingly, colleges and universities throughout the country are offerin...

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

November 14, 2017
Filed under Faculty & Administrative, News, Uncategorized

This article is breaking and will be updated as more information comes to light.  Editor's Note: Article has been corrected to reflect that 456 voted for unionization and 28 voted against. The original article was incorrect and said over 900 contingent faculty members voted to unionize at a 16-1 rat...

Adjunct Faculty Protest Low Wages, Deliver Petition to University President

Adjunct Faculty Protest Low Wages, Deliver  Petition to University President

September 14, 2016
Filed under Faculty & Administrative, News, Student Life

By Mike Byrne Fordham Faculty United (FFU), a campus organization comprised of Fordham adjuncts, held a protest on the steps of Dealy Hall last Thursday in hopes of presenting a petition outlining their complaints to Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university. The protest drew betwee...

Faculty Forward Demands Changes in Wage

Faculty Forward Demands Changes in Wage

April 22, 2015
Filed under News

Update: This article includes the most recent statistics regarding adjunct salary information at Fordham, and so appears different from its print edition, which appeared on the front page of the April 22 edition of The Fordham Ram.  By Laura Sanicola Fordham recently witnessed certain trends in co...

SEIU Withdraws Adjunct Petition: Admin Claim No Unionization Roadblocks

SEIU Withdraws Adjunct Petition: Admin Claim No Unionization Roadblocks

April 14, 2017
Filed under Faculty & Administrative, News

By Victor Ordonez The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) had voluntarily withdrawn its petition to represent Fordham adjuncts, according to the director of communications for the university, Bob Howe. In his email to the university on April 12, Howe said that he was surprised by recent ...

Bernie Sanders Writes Letter in Support of Union Effort

Bernie Sanders Writes Letter in Support of Union Effort

October 18, 2017
Filed under News

By Theresa Schliep The unionization cause at Fordham has gone national. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote to Fordham faculty last week, promising not to tell them how to vote in the union election but detailing the benefits of unions – especially those in educat...

University Announces Union Election

University Announces Union Election

October 2, 2017
Filed under Faculty & Administrative, News

By Aislinn Keely  Fordham University and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United reached an agreement to hold a mail ballot election to unionize most adjunct and full-time, non-tenure track faculty sometime this fall, according to an email from the university. Fr. Joseph ...

A Further Look into Adjunct Wages

A Further Look into Adjunct Wages

April 12, 2017
Filed under News

This article has been updated to include comments from the director of communications for the university, Bob Howe. By Victor Ordonez Members of Fordham Faculty United (FFU) recently had their efforts to unionize adjunct faculty members hindered by the administration, who placed legal obstructions which allow Fordham to circumvent the National Labor R...

Adjuncts Face Unionization Roadblocks

Adjuncts Face Unionization Roadblocks

April 5, 2017
Filed under Faculty & Administrative, News

By Victor Ordonez Fordham administration released plans to legally deter Fordham’s adjunct faculty attempt to unionize on Friday, March 31. Fordham’s administration responded by hiring “union busting” lawyers and opposing the adjunct faculty unionization effort, according to an email from Fordh...

Aramark Expected to Keep University Staff

Aramark Expected to Keep University Staff

April 20, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

By Theresa Schliep and Cate Carrejo Following the recent change in food service providers at Fordham, Sandy Pope, a Teamsters 818 Union representative of Fordham’s food service workers, told The Fordham Ram that new food service provider Aramark will maintain Fordham University’s current food...

Adjuncts Protest for Better Wage in 2016

Adjuncts Protest for Better Wage in 2016

October 28, 2015
Filed under News

By Katie Meyer On Tuesday night, one Duane Library classroom played host to dozens of activists. Made up of students, professors and community representatives, they all hailed from different organizations — some from Fordham’s chapter of Faculty Forward, a national group dedicated to raising fac...

Graduates’ Organization Offers Micro-Loans to Bronx Residents

December 4, 2013
Filed under News

By DYLAN DEMARTINO STAFF WRITER   The Concourse Group is an organization focused on social innovation and entrepreneurial development in the Bronx. Originally started by two Fordham undergraduates, the Concourse Group is continuing to expand its microfinance and startup consultancy practice i...

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