Kay Emmert, a lecturer in the English Department at U of I and the lead negotiator for the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546, joins Rebecah in the studio. The conversation covers the experiences of contingent faculty, the role of unions in higher education, and how NTFC is doing in its bargaining process with the University.


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