Unions/unionization

Do Adjunct Votes Count?

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Massachusetts union debates whether part-timers -- who are in the majority by far -- should get full vote in electing leaders.

When Bitter Bargaining Bleeds Over

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After years of frustrating contract negotiations, president of U. of New Hampshire receives vote of "no confidence" -- but from union, not faculty senate.

The Shirley Sherrods of Academe?

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Three days after conservative blogger posted videos of a course, an instructor is no longer employed -- even as university finds that statements were "distorted."

Union Breakthrough

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Professors at the University of Illinois at Chicago file petition for collective bargaining -- a rare move by the faculty at a research university.

Circular Firing Squad

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Amid tough times for labor, intra-union strife besets graduate students in California.

In for Nasty Weather

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Is faculty life, as it once was, officially a relic?

Reframing the Debate

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Leaders of faculty groups undertake campaign to chart a new future for public higher education -- and for the students at risk of being shut out.

Relief in Nebraska

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After months of negotiations and looming threats, state lawmakers chart a more moderate course for collective bargaining for public employees.

Starting Over?

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Unhappy with how their leaders are chosen, adjuncts at California community college lead bid to decertify union and start a new one.

So You Say You're Broke?

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Hearing that the University of California system had $2.5 billion in “unrestricted net assets” on hand in 2010 could make anyone question the necessity of the 32 percent tuition hike that has been proposed, or the 11 to 26 furlough days that more than 100,000 employees were forced to take in 2009.

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