Unions/unionization

AFT and AAUP Announce Joint Organizing Campaign

Faculty and staff at public research universities will be the focus of drive to expand collective bargaining.

A Strike Against Labor

With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.

Debating the Merits of Merit Pay

After faculty dispute, Towson compromises on how to distribute raises, while Temple attempts to shift entirely to "pay per performance."

In Search of Self-Governance, Unionization?

Embattled Faculty Senate at Ohio U. endorses pursuing collective bargaining amid an impasse between professors and administrators.

Return of Grad Union Movement

Obama designates as NLRB chair a member who backs collective bargaining at private universities -- and that could be key step in reviving campaigns that have been stagnant since 2004.

Loss for Private College Union

Appeals court -- reversing NLRB -- rules that religious ties exempt Carroll U. from having to permit its faculty to engage in collective bargaining. Finding sidesteps Yeshiva issues.

New Idea on Grad Students, Unions

NYU floats idea of having doctoral students join adjunct union. University sees path to improved education and compromise on collective bargaining. UAW sees end run.

Defining Moment

California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

The Price of Wage Concessions

Faculty agreement to delay raises at Rutgers came with the realities of the recession and specific pledges on working conditions and financial transparency.

Organized Against Labor

Conservative group has been filing information requests and complaints against university centers that work with unions; AAUP charges violation of academic freedom.

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