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As COVID Appears on the Wane, a Healthcare Crisis for Part-time Faculty Remains and is Growing

By Geoff Johnson, AFT VP for Adjunct Faculty, Mesa College Even before the COVID pandemic struck, approximately 33 California community college districts offered no healthcare coverage to part-time faculty. Of the remaining 39 that do, only four, including the San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Districts, offer full medical coverage, including dependents, and then, only [...]

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