A special message from AAA Secretary, Dr. Margaret Buckner:
At the November 2013 business meeting in Chicago, the Committee on Labor Relations submitted a resolution on contingent and part-time academic labor. Though it was unanimously approved, there wasn’t a quorum at the meeting, so, in accordance with AAA bylaws, the resolution went to the Executive Board. The EB in turn agreed to place the resolution on this year’s ballot for a vote of the full membership. This blog is an opportunity for AAA members to speak for or against the resolution before the elections, which open on April 15.