The Fight For $15 and Good Jobs for Faculty: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on how we can unite on a national day of action on April 15.

Monday, March 30, 6 PM – 8 PM
Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Exposition Park Administrative Office – East
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles 90037

Adjunct college faculty, fast food workers, airport workers and other underpaid working people are preparing to take action as part of the “Fight For $15” national day of action on April 15. Through the national Faculty Forward campaign, adjunct and part-time faculty are advocating for higher pay per course, and forcing a national conversation about how colleges should refocus their resources back to instruction instead of administration.

In advance of that date, community allies and members of SEIU will host a diverse panel of working people, along with SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong, and USC faculty member Noura Wedell. Join us!

Thousands Take Action on National Adjunct Walkout Day


My name is A.L. Steiner, and I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Roski School of Art and Design at USC. Together, we’ve begun taking steps to build our union here at USC, and I’m writing to you today with important updates.

Last week, we introduced a letter outlining our vision for a better USC, and calling on the University to commit to a fair and transparent process that allows for us to organize without interference. If you haven’t had a chance to sign on yet, you can view and sign the letter here:

And last Wednesday, non-tenure track faculty and students from across the country participated in National Adjunct Walkout Day. This historic event was the first of its kind, with thousands taking action to shine a light on the low pay, lack of job security, and difficult working conditions many of us face every day. As you’ll see below, these actions garnered a great deal of media attention:

Gawker – Happy National Adjunct Walkout Day
Chronicle of Higher Education, Vitae – Walking Out, Teaching In, and Puppeteering: A Glimpse at National Adjunct Walkout Day
International Business Times – National Walkout: Adjunct Professors Protest Low Pay, Lack Of Job Security
GOOD Magazine – Your Adjunct Professors Are Taking a Day to Fight for Their Rights


You can find even more photos and stories from across the country on the National Adjunct Walkout Day Facebook page:

By organizing to raise professional standards at USC, we’re joining a nationwide movement of faculty fighting for fair wages, better benefits and a real voice at the institutions where we teach.


A.L. Steiner
Visiting Assistant Professor
Roski School of Art and Design
University of Southern California