Non-tenure-track faculty members at the San Francisco Art Institute, a private, nonprofit college, have voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union. The vote was 124 to 35. SEIU officials said that nearly 80 percent of the faculty members at the institute are off the tenure track and have no job security. The effort at the institute is part of a larger SEIU campaign to unionize adjuncts in major metro areas. The vote came two weeks after Mills College's adjuncts voted to unionize.
A spokeswoman for the art institute released this statement: "The administration of SFAI acknowledges the decision of the visiting faculty to be represented by SEIU and we remain committed to ensuring an extraordinary future for this beloved institution."
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