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Sign the Petition: USF Part Time Faculty Deserve a Fair Contract

Copy and paste the message below into your own email -- revise it and personalize it -- and send it to colleagues and networks. Ask them to sign the petition and forward the message to their networks.

The USF Part Time Faculty Association AFT Local 6590
Email:     Facebook:

Dear Colleagues,

Part Time Faculty at the University of San Francisco -- ask for your support in contract talks with USF Administration.  Part Time Faculty Deserve a Fair Contract! 

I hope you will consider signing the online petition, below.

Thank you for your support,

SIGN THE PETITION to USF Administrators, supporting the USF Part Time Faculty Association, AFT Local 6590:


or, Write a Letter
Sample, from the online petition:

President Paul Fitzgerald    Email:
Provost Don Heller              Email:
Board of Trustees                Email:
2130 Fulton Street              Copy to OFFICERS@USFPTFA.ORG
San Francisco CA  94117

Dear President Fitzgerald, Provost Heller, and the Board of Trustees,

I ask that you negotiate in good faith with the USF Part Time Faculty Association (PTFA) in a manner consistent with Jesuit values of social justice and USF’s mission.

The PTFA is the union representing over 600 adjunct faculty at USF, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers/ CFT Local 6590.  This largest of the faculty groups on campus is also the most vulnerable.  Read stories about their struggles on Facebook:

Part Time Faculty are seeking:
• A fair salary increase that matches the % by full time faculty;
• Lower health care rates (current rates are the highest of any covered group on campus);
• Job security and predictability;
• Fairness in course assignments;
• A Part Time Faculty Peer Review ;
• Inclusion of part time faculty into decision-making at all levels of the university;
• No freeze on promotion applications to the "Preferred Hiring Pool"
• Increased security and benefits for members who do not have PHP status.
• No harassment of the Union negotiating team or retaliation of members for Union activity.

President Fitzgerald, Provost Heller, and members of the Board of Trustees:  Social justice begins at home.  Please negotiate in good faith -- and with respect -- with part time faculty at USF for the benefit of USF students, faculty, and University communities.