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Margaret Mary Vojtko Remembered


Margaret Mary Vojtko was a galvanizing figure for many adjuncts/contingent/part-time educators when she passed in September of 2014.

Margaret Mary’s life was significant. Her death was shocking, and was literally a catalyst that brought adjunct equity issues front and center in popular media. It shook many adjuncts and contract educators out of their isolation, and helped to open up dialogue about issues affecting those who make 50%-75% of teaching staff at colleges and universities nationwide. September 29 will be her national remembrance.

Modern Disappointment is one of many places you can find graphics to share for her nationally observed day of remembrance in support of a thoughtful petition to Director David Weil at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division. There is a web resolution copy for social media, as well as letter and tabloid sizes for print. Share this memorial, electronically or in print,  if you believe that adjunct/contingent/part-time educators should paid fairly. Sign the petition, and join over 8,600 individuals who care about fair working conditions in academia.

Margaret Mary’s passing was not merely a cautionary tale. It was a call to action. A wake up call. We can fix this. And we should.

Here’s a link to the petition to Director David Weil, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial Web Version for Social Media Use:

PrintMargaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial “Pray Card” sized graphics, 4 per Letter size page – Click to download PDF


Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial for Print, Letter size (11″ x 8.5″) – Click to download PDF


Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial for Print, Poster size (17″ x 11″) – Click to download PDF


For more Modern Disappointment on adjunct issues see:

Adjunct. The modern indentured servant.

Invisible in Live as Well as Death.

The Charlatan in the Room: The secrets of your part-time professor. 

4 comments on “Margaret Mary Vojtko Remembered

  1. mirandamerklein
    September 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on PrecariLeaks.

  2. darthvadersmom
    September 8, 2014

    Posted on NFM and tweeted. Love it. Great work.

    • Modern Disappointment
      September 8, 2014

      Thank you for our reblog. LOVE the New Faculty Majority – it’s doing very good, very important work. You have our full support!

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