Collective Bargaining

Academic Leaders to Testify in Favor of Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights

The AAUP has long held that faculty members and graduate employees at public and private institutions are entitled to choose whether to engage in collective bargaining.

Higher Ed Leaders Express Support for Collective Bargaining in Oregon

On behalf of more than 63,000 collectively organized instructional and research employees at flagship and research university systems across the country, thirteen higher education leaders have written a letter supporting the campaign for collective bargaining at the University of Oregon. 

Agreement on Faculty Union at University of Oregon

Update: April 27, 2012 United Academics of the University of Oregon, AAUP/AFT, AFL-CIO is officially certified.  

The Call to Organize

The AAUP has recently seen more new collective bargaining organizing opportunities than we have in years. In a successful solo campaign, we helped faculty at Bowling Green State University form a union, and—together with the American Federation of Teachers and groups of dedicated faculty activists on each campus—we made history with successful organizing campaigns at two research universities: the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Oregon.

Congratulations to UIC Faculty

After two faculty bargaining units were certified last week, the University of Illinois at Chicago administration has indicated it will stop fighting recognition and proceed to bargaining. 

EMU-AAUP Reaches Tentative Agreement with Administration

The existing contact expires at the end of the month, and the new contract will run through August 31, 2015.

Summer Institute Offers Skills, Networking, and Fun

About two hundred faculty members and other higher education professionals gathered at Roosevelt University in Chicago from July 26 to 29 for the AAUP’s Summer Institute, cosponsored by the AAUP’s Collective Bargaining Congress and Assembly of State Conferences. The event is geared toward both unionized and nonunionized faculty activists at all types of institutions.

Resources on Collective Bargaining

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis

Statement on Collective Bargaining. 1993 revision.

Annual Legal Update (.pdf). 2011. By Rachel Levinson, Senior Counsel. Presentation to the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.


Subscribe to Collective Bargaining