Dear Bill and Ira,
I generally support resolutions like this. But I am not sure I
totally understand the first recommendation.
Recommendations 2 & 3 seem straightforward and are easy for me to
I am confused by the assertion that ALL positions are to be
"declared" full-time jobs. Aside from the apparent logical conflictI am
confused by "declared," am not sure what "declared full time" means (and
who is supposed to make this declaration). Presumably something different
than all positions are to be full time'. Or perhaps not, in which case I
would like to see a less ambiguous wording--or to have the situated
significance of "declared" explained to me.
I am further confused when I juxtapose #3 ["No writing program or
department can have more than 10% of its staff in part-time positions"]
with #1, for ALL [100%] + 10% = 110%.
Probably the problem is merely I don't know enough about the
relevant political situation in 4Cs and the USA.
>The Working Class Caucus of the 4C's is preparing a resolution that we
> present at the annual business meeting in New York next year, and we
> would like the input and ultimately the endorsement from the Canadian
> Caucus. The resolution that follows deals with hiring practices and
> labor policies which concern us all. If you have any ideas or
> suggestions, you may contact me at [log in to unmask] or Ira Shor at
> [log in to unmask] Please let us know if you would be willing and
> able to provide the endorsement of the Canadian Caucus:
> 1. All positions in teaching college writing are declared full-time jobs
> as the professional standard.
> 2. Any full-time job can be divided by writing teachers at their request
> only, with pro-rated benefits.(A full-time job can be divided into two,
> three or four part-time loads if writing teachers in that program so
> request for their own reasons. Benefits will be pro-rated depending on
> the size
> of the load.)
> 3. No writing program or department can have more than 10% of its staff
> in part-time positions.
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