Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

04/19/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/19/2018 11:11

University of Iowa faculty to Bruce Harreld: Pay us what we are worth

Elizabeth Weiss said she had to be rushed to the emergency room last October for heart palpitations from work-related stress. It's not what she thought would happen when she took a job as a University of Iowa adjunct professor five years ago.

She was moved to a lecturer position with a 50-percent workload this year. She thought she would still be able to pick up extra shifts at her bookstore job to supplement her $27,500 annual pay, but between teaching four classes at a time, grading writing assignments and advising capstone projects, that became less of an option.

So Wednesday afternoon she turned to another option: protesting.