Unions/unionization

U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty watch strike at Chicago campus closely

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Faculty at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are divided over a unionization drive, and watching stalled negotiations at university's Chicago campus.

NYU and UAW agree to terms of election for teaching assistant union

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New York University and UAW agree on plan to let grad students vote on collective bargaining, paving the way for return to unionization of teaching assistants at a private university. Expected legal showdown is averted for now.

Lecturer's email about not calling off classes provokes discussion

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Email from Berkeley lecturer to his students draws praise for his comments on the value of education -- and some criticism for his refusal to honor a picket line.

NYU offers to let election go forward on union for teaching assistants but not research assistants

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NYU offers to permit election on collective bargaining for teaching assistants, but not for research assistants. Move marks shift for university, but union leader says it is based on "arbitrary distinctions."

Eastern Washington U. adopts a market approach to faculty raises

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Eastern Washington U. and its faculty union agree to base professors' raises on how much above or below the market they are in their disciplines.

 

New AAUP leader will use union background to grow membership

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AAUP's new head administrator, who comes from a union background, signals a focus on getting more faculty members involved.

Adjuncts at Lutheran university win right to unionize

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NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.

Faculty unions file complaint on accreditor's handling of CCSF

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With City College of San Francisco facing possible accreditor-mandated shutdown, faculty unions urge agency to back down, arguing that review was flawed and tainted by conflicts of interest.

AAUP calls for faculty participation in financial exigency declarations

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With more institutions citing budget woes as they eliminate academic programs, AAUP offers new recommendations for faculty involvement in such decisions and just what constitutes financial exigency.

Higher education officials look to Washington for guidance on adjuncts and the Affordable Care Act

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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.

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