Unions/unionization

Unions/unionization

Strikers hold green signs that say "On strike for a fair contract."
Apr 04, 2023
Faculty members and academic support professionals began striking Monday, the first of what may be several new walkouts at multiple universities in the coming days.

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April 4, 2023
Faculty members and academic support professionals began striking Monday, the first of what may be several new walkouts at multiple universities in the coming days.
March 31, 2023
University of Michigan requests injunction to stop the strike by graduate student workers, who are asking for a 60 percent raise in minimum salaries and improvements in benefits for transgender, international and parenting members.
March 27, 2023
After over a year of waiting for the results of a union election that would have brought together non-tenure-track faculty and staff, union organizers heard the outcome. They lost.
March 15, 2023
Are higher ed leaders ready, James B. Thelen asks.
March 14, 2023
The Temple University graduate student workers’ strike, which lasted over a month and got ugly when the university pulled tuition and health insurance benefits, has come to an end.
March 6, 2023
This week looms large, with a possible no-confidence vote for university administrators and public dissent within the graduate student workers’ union.
March 1, 2023
Faculty and staff are forming unions even in states that lack collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. These recent actions are part of a long history.
February 10, 2023
The university has ended striking graduate student workers’ health coverage and, in what the AFT calls an “unprecedented” move, is demanding they pay tuition, too. Temple says over 80 percent of the local union members aren’t striking.
January 30, 2023
Indiana University Northwest fired a Black professor after alleging he said something about killing white people. An AAUP report found “racist tropes of incompetent, angry and physically violent Black men in the language used to justify his dismissal.”
January 11, 2023
Yale teaching and research assistants form a union after decades of organizing and amid a wave of union activity.

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