Contracts/negotiations

Moving to 'Conversion'

For some time now, large gatherings of faculty members have included a session about adjuncts. Those frustrated at being kept off of the tenure track would hear the latest data on the shrinking pool of tenure-track jobs and attendees would trade horror stories about the use and abuse of part-timers. And then the meeting would get back to its regular agenda.

Miami's Union Breakthrough

On Monday, after weeks of hunger striking and several trips to the hospital, janitors at the University of Miami saw their employer, UNICCO Service Company, and the union that wants to represent them, the Service Employees International Union, reach an agreement that could have them unionizing before fall semester.

Open the Books, Professors Plead

A union at the Community College of Philadelphia calls for greater financial transparency.

Strike Halts 2-Year College's Classes

Classes at the Community College of Philadelphia were suspended indefinitely Tuesday morning as picketers gathered at building entrances for the start of a faculty and staff strike.

Delicate Debate on Unionization

Some college leaders are nervous about bill that would help certain groups (but not T.A.'s) win collective bargaining rights.

How a Strike Was Averted

Faculty union and state university system in Pennsylvania reach an agreement that raises salaries -- and insurance premiums.

Bargaining for More Tenure-Track Lines

Rutgers agreement with faculty union pledges to create at least 100 new permanent faculty jobs over next 4 years.

Picketing Begins at U. of Minnesota

Clerical, technical and health care workers go on strike at the University of Minnesota, but classes continue and officials say impact is minimal.

Adding Hunger to the Strike

Students at the University of Minnesota show support for striking union workers, pulling a tactic from the campus protest handbook: starving themselves.

Minnesota Strike Ends, and Offer Goes to Workers

Employees at University of Minnesota will vote on the proposed contract and return to work, despite what union calls "unfair" offer.

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