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Nazareth adjunct union signs four-year contract

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Adjunct faculty at Nazareth College approved their first union contract Wednesday.

A statement from Local 200 United said the majority of adjuncts will receive 50% pay raises spread out over the next four years. A union spokesperson said most Nazareth adjuncts make about $2,700 per course. 

The deal also includes longer-term contracts and professional development funding.

The wage increases will be retroactive, so qualifying adjuncts will receive pay increases for this semester’s courses. 

A third of Nazareth College’s instructors are adjuncts.

James Brown is a reporter with WXXI News. James previously spent a decade in marketing communications, while freelance writing for CITY Newspaper. While at CITY, his reporting focused primarily on arts and entertainment.