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Hot off the Presses from Chicago COCAL

A practical manual from Joe Berry, Beverly Stewart and Helena Worthen

Published with generous assistance from the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.

"In an essential new tract for the majority of faculty who serve contingently, [the authors explain] how sleazeball administrations game the social-service system to vacuum every last dime from your pocket."    Marc Bousquet, Author of How the University Works

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Ordering print copies:

If you want to order print copies (with the cover page at right), follow the "order" link below.  This link will take you to an offsite order page where you can fill out forms to order copies at $5 plus $2 shipping each.  

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bulletBecause this is a non-profit site, we can only accept checks/money orders or PayPal for online orders.
bulletOrders will be shipped USPS First Class.  If you need faster shipping, contact Joe Berry at  info@chicagococal.org
bulletIf you want to order more than 10 copies, we can offer bulk rates on shipping.  Again, contact Joe Berry at info@chicagococal.org

Contingent academic laborers need this information.  

Order, read and review this book on your organization's web site or cut and paste these links to your site or publications.


From CPFA--California Part-time Faculty Association

Community College Part-Time Faculty Unemployment Compensation Handbook--1992

California Retirement Primer--August 2007


Resolutions from EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL 5th WORLD CONGRESS: June 6-7, 2007

Campus Equity Week 2005

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) - Policy Statement on Fairness for Contract Academic Staff

Reclaiming the Ivory Tower Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education by Joe Berry

Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor


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