As Adjuncts See Their Hours Cut, Some Are Fighting Back

As more colleges cut part-time instructors' work hours ahead of a federal mandate that will require employers to provide employees with more health-insurance benefits, faculty unions and advocacy groups increasingly are fighting back.

In one of the latest examples, a union for part-time faculty members at a Michigan college has filed an unfair-labor-practice complaint alleging that administrators violated a collective-bargaining agreement by unilaterally reducing the number of hours