Unions/unionization

Union Push in For-Profit Higher Ed

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Instructors at the Art Institute of Seattle on Friday filed signatures with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a union election with the goal of affiliating with the American Federation of Teachers.

How to Avoid a Union Election

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East-West University says that its announcements this month about adjunct hiring have nothing to do with the union drive going on. It's all just a coincidence. Union leaders are dubious.

Who Gets Bumped?

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A steady stream of reports from faculty groups warns of the consequences of having too large a share of sections taught by adjuncts. Many of those reports also say that colleges take advantage of part-time instructors, failing to provide them with adequate salaries and benefits -- or with the prospect of full-time employment. Based on these ideas, the major faculty unions and also many disciplinary groups have called for colleges to hire more full-timers and have them teach more courses -- while also providing part-timers both with better compensation and with more respect.

Will Faculty Voices Be Heard?

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Professors will participate in the White House summit on community colleges, but some of them remain concerned about the agenda.

Union Hypocrisy?

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NEA leaders criticize colleges that make deals with for-profit higher ed, but NEA does its own such deal.

NLRB Steps Toward Grad Unions

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Board overrules decision rejecting NYU union, and hints it will reverse ruling that has blocked collective bargaining for teaching assistants at private universities.

Post-Union Disunion

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After collective bargaining vote at Bowling Green State, trustees eliminate faculty committees and limit professors' roles in other governance areas. Is it necessary or retaliatory?

Organizing Adjuncts at a Catholic College

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NLRB ruling backs collective bargaining at Manhattan, rejecting claims that unionization would infringe on its religious identity.

Restoring the Faculty Voice

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Public college professors from 21 states vow to start campaign to defend higher education's future.

A Marriage Endures

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Rebuffing a disaffiliation endorsed by their leaders, delegates to New York's faculty union vote instead to keep their connection to the American Association of University Professors.

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