NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.
With more institutions cutting adjunct hours as new health care requirements approach, higher education officials are pushing for more guidance from the government on what to do.
Labor board seeks views on how to evaluate whether adjuncts may unionize at religious colleges, and continued role of Yeshiva decision that largely stopped collective bargaining by tenure-track faculty at private institutions.
Philadelphia's 15,000 adjuncts are being courted by not just one, but two, unions angling for an eventual city-wide contract.
Union seeking collective bargaining for those off the tenure track wants to attract student support by focusing on debt.
While some see collective bargaining as a key for those off the tenure track, others develop strategies for states that are hostile to unions or ban them at public institutions.
AAUP's new recommendations for increasing adjuncts' role in governance include job security safeguards.
Youngstown State limits part-timers' hours to avoid requirements of new health care law.
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