Growing number of part-time professors join unions

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Growing number of part-time professors join unions    

SAM HANANEL | November 1, 2013 11:43 AM EST |

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of part-time college professors are turning to labor unions to address complaints about low pay and lack of job security.

There is a move to unionize at campuses from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to Tufts University near Boston. It comes as colleges rely more heavily on adjunct faculty to teach classes. Continue reading “Growing number of part-time professors join unions”

Post poll: Shutdown hit Virginians more than voters nationally

Post poll: Shutdown hit Virginians more than voters nationally

Recent polls show that the 16-day government shutdown impacted Virginians more than voters nationally, which is perhaps not surprising in light of how many federal workers live in the state and the D.C. metropolitan region.

Thirty-five percent of Virginia registered voters in a Post/Abt-SRBI poll out this week said they were personally inconvenienced by the shutdown, compared to 22 percent of voters nationally in a Post-ABC poll last week said the same. Continue reading “Post poll: Shutdown hit Virginians more than voters nationally”