On Tuesday, Broward College adjunct professor Evan Rowe came out swinging against school administration by accusing it of paying poverty wages. Adjuncts can earn a max of $16,000 a year teaching a full load, he said. He threatened to organize a strike.
Yesterday, the college responded, saying that it's illegal for public employees to strike but that the college hopes it doesn't come to that because it values its employees and will consider giving adjuncts a raise. Also, it said, adjunct positions are designed for people who have other jobs, and BC's adjuncts are paid third-best among similar colleges in the state.
To this, Rowe laughs.More »