Howard University faculty are threatening to strike if the institution does not make changes to their working conditions.
On Wednesday, Howard professors, from full to assistant to adjunct, staged a demonstration to share their concerns: adequate pay, job stability, and appreciation for the work they do with Howard students on a daily basis. Some at the demonstration said that Howard’s internal institutional dysfunction becomes a burden for professors to repair
“Our commitment to a peaceful bargaining process has not changed and we will continue advancing good faith efforts to reach an agreement with the Union and address the needs of adjunct and non-tenure track faculty," Howard officials said in a statement.
Instructors have sent a proposal to Howard administration, signed by non-tenure track and tenure-track professors alike, with their demands. Should Howard fail to meet the requests of the faculty, the strike will begin on March 23.