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Nazareth Adjuncts Vote to Form Union

June 6, 2018

Adjunct faculty members at Nazareth College voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Tuesday. Some 370 adjuncts were eligible to vote, with 184 casting ballots in support of unionization and 61 opposed. The college said in a statement that it respects the decision. "Nazareth values the contributions of our part-time faculty. These talented academics and practitioners are part of the fabric of our institution and integral to fulfilling Nazareth’s educational mission," it said. "Nazareth remains committed to preserving our positive and collaborative culture in service to our students and community."


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Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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