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Since the ’80s, politicians have slashed funding for higher education. Desperate to keep the doors open, universities hired high-priced executive administrators who turned college into big business. They hiked tuition, cut tenure track positions and decreased faculty pay, all while pocketing handsome paychecks. The result is a rigged system where too many educators live in poverty.

That’s why faculty, graduate student workers, students and families are coming together for change. We’re demanding that in America everyone has access to education and that all educators receive fair pay and stable work.

The University of Hartford union joins over 57,000 faculty and graduate student workers on 60 campuses have joined the Faculty Forward movement and formed unions.

Together, we are fighting for:

We know that issues like raising educators’ pay, increasing access to education, receiving adequate funding, holding bad for-profit schools accountable, addressing student debt, and ensuring our campuses are places where everyone is welcome are not school-by-school challenges. Instead, this is a national fight to fundamentally transform every aspect of our broken higher education system. Together, we’re making change.