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.