Unions/unionization

Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics?

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Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing.

Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision

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Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers. 

Long Island University, citing need to attract students, orders faculty to trim core curriculum

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University that locked out its faculty in the fall is now telling professors they must shrink the core curriculum within a year and make do without majors such as philosophy and math.

Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining for public campus employees

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Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining by employees in higher education.

Supreme Court takes case that could threaten financing of most faculty unions

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could effectively make dues optional for professors at public colleges and universities.

Adjuncts participate in National Day of Action for a Living Wage

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Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

Union fights Massachusetts state colleges' challenge to cap on part-time faculty

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Massachusetts faculty union fights to enforce a contract cap on part-time faculty, while other adjunct advocates see little value in such efforts.

Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

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In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

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