Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Faculty Movement in Higher Education

Joe Berry ’70 and Helena Worthen, Pluto Books, August 2021

Power Despite Precarity has been praised as part history, part handbook, and a wholly indispensable resource. Focusing on the 40-year fight of faculty lecturers at the California State University system, Berry says, “we attempt to tell that story and draw the lessons available from that long and continuing struggle. We also look at the history of higher ed from the point of view of the faculty workforce, suggest some strategies, and frame some of the key strategic troublesome questions that arise in nearly all efforts to organize and fight collectively.”