Posts Categorized: Advocacy

MLA Endorses Twenty-First-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act

The MLA has strongly endorsed the Twenty-First-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, proposed by Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, which would establish a grant program in the Department of Labor to assist unemployed and underemployed workers whose careers have been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like its predecessor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Federal… Read more »

MLA Executive Council Statements on COVID-19 and Higher Education

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, higher education faces unprecedented challenges, with significant consequences for institutions, faculty members, and students. In its statements about the pandemic, the MLA Executive Council has appealed to institutional leaders to uphold their central mission and support faculty members, staff members, and students in their vital work… Read more »

MLA Launches Matching Challenge to Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grants

To fund emergency grants for part-time faculty members who’ve been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLA has launched its first ever matching gift challenge. The MLA Executive Council, former MLA presidents, and the Teagle Foundation have pledged to match up to $10,0000 in contributions to the Paving the Way fund to underwrite the… Read more »

MLA Executive Director Advocates for Fair and Equitable Treatment of Contingent Faculty Members

On 30 January, Paula Krebs, the executive director of the MLA, testified at a Committee on Higher Education and Committee on Civil Service and Labor hearing on contingent labor issues at the City University of New York (CUNY). Krebs recognized the efforts of the City University of New York to address inequities in working conditions… Read more »