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Adjuncts Participate In National Day Of Action

Robert Noonan, president of the Montclair State University Federation of Adjunct Faculty, talks to people in attendance at a
Robert Noonan, president of the Montclair State University Federation of Adjunct Faculty, talks to people in attendance at a rally on campus, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Montclair, N.J. Union-sponsored rallies are being held at eight college campuses around New Jersey this week. ALF-CIO President Charles Wowkenech says the action days serve as a rallying cry for increased state funding for higher education and fair labor negotiations on campuses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Low-wage workers in cities from New York City to Los Angeles participated in national day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to their fight for a living wage. Most of the workers were from home health and child care, retail, fast food, and other traditionally low-paying fields, but a significant number of protesters represented what is -- for some -- surprisingly low-wage work: non-tenure-track academic labor.

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