And even though I didn't set the policies that led to this situation, even though I certainly don't write their far-too-small paychecks, and even though I am not even tenure-track, my situation is far better than theirs, and I feel terrible, working side by side with these mistreated teachers, on a daily basis.
There is a separate conversation to be had about whether it makes sense for the university to have different tiers of instruction. But even if we have them, there is *no good reason* we can't give our adjuncts a minimum of decent working conditions. Other universities have done it. So can we.