Enter National Mobilization for Equity, started by Peter Brown with “Mayday Declaration on Contingency in Higher Education,” founding text for the Mayday $5K Campaign at SUNY New Paltz. It's been growing since its Mayday origins and picking up endorsers ~ not just academic organizations either. Yesterday was the first teleconference meeting of the steering committee representing the supporting organizations, representing over 7 million members.
❝The National Mobilization for Equity is committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. This situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.❞As you might have guessed by now, although not an organization, I'm in hip deep with the web page and posts. Catching up there, updating the page, posting about a review of Ivory Tower that calls public funding of higher education (and now blogging about it) filled the rest of the day. So go over and check it out.