Part-Time Professors Push To Unionize At Broward, MDC

Sep 4, 2017

Education has traditionally been a mainstay topic for labor activists. So it seems appropriate that going into Labor Day this year, some South Florida educators are trying to unionize.

In recent years, colleges and universities, hoping to cut costs, have increasingly relied on part-time professors. In response, a growing number of part-time professors are pushing for unions. They're seeking things like higher wages and health-care benefits.

The national movement has gained traction at two big colleges in South Florida: Miami Dade College and Broward College. 

Alex Harris, higher education reporter for the Miami Herald, joined WLRN’s Tom Hudson last week to talk about the effort on The Florida Roundup.  

*You can listen to the full program here