Toward a New Labor Movement in Higher Education: Contingent Labor and Organizing for Change

  • Eileen E. Schell


In this article, I report on and analyze campus, municipal, state-wide, and national organizing campaigns to address the working conditions of part-time and non-tenure-track faculty, many of them first-year writing teachers. After that, I discuss a proposed international week of action, Campus Equity Week, that is forthcoming, and conclude with a discussion of the rhetorical strategies that literacy workers and others agitating for change can best adopt to achieve coalition building and organizing toward improved working conditions.