The faculty of the University of Toledo College of Nursing have voted for collective bargaining and will form a unit as part of the UT-AAUP. The vote for Collective Bargaining was 70% (24 to 10).
The secret ballots were opened by the State Employee Relations Board (SERB) at 2:30pm on April 23, 2012. The election will be certified at the next meeting of SERB in mid-May. The UT-AAUP has been working for the past five years to secure UT-AAUP representation for the CON faculty and was met by extensive litigation and delays from the administration of President Lloyd Jacobs.
The UT-AAUP Executive Board is pleased that the Nursing faculty has finally been able to vote and is further pleased that they have voted for collective bargaining.