About Us

Adjunct Action is a campaign that unites adjunct professors at campuses across the country to address the crisis in higher education and the troubling trend toward a marginalized teaching faculty that endangers our profession.

At most colleges and universities, adjuncts are a majority of all teaching faculty yet we still face low levels of compensation, no benefits, lack of institutional support for research and scholarship, and exclu­sion from the governance of our institutions. At the same time, our institutions have shifted resources from instruction to administration, funded by quickly rising tuition, resulting in record levels of student debt.

By coming together in Adjunct Action, we have the power to do something about this by building a market-wide movement to raise standards for faculty and students alike.

Adjunct Action is a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation’s largest and fastest growing union and home to over 21,000 unionized adjuncts who have won improvements in pay, job security, evaluation processes, and access to retirement benefits.