2015 AAUP Updates

08.28.2015 | University of New Hampshire and Lecturers Reach Labor Agreement

Catherine Moran, co-lead negotiator with Adam St. Jean of the UNHLU, said, “This CBA is an important tool that will support UNH lecturer faculty as we continue to deliver high-quality instruction to UNH students and mentor them in their academic pursuits. Clarity and transparency in policies and practices better enable lecturer faculty to meet the needs of our students.”

08.19.2015 | NLRB Avoids Involving Grad Assistants in Athlete Decision

In a highly publicized case in which the AAUP filed an amicus brief, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the Northwestern University football players’ petition seeking union representation rendering the players unable to unionize under the auspices of the NLRB. The Board, however, explicitly limited its decision to the unusual circumstances of the case, avoiding broader questions involving the unionization of graduate student assistants and others.
 

08.06.2015 | University’s Attempt to Dismiss Salaita Suit Over “Uncivil” Tweets Rejected by Court

The court firmly rejected the university’s claim that it did not have a contract with Professor Salaita, stating, “If the Court accepted the University’s argument, the entire American academic hiring process as it now operates would cease to exist.”

07.20.2015 | AAUP and AFT-Wisconsin Stand Together

In the wake of legislative attacks on higher education in the state, we call on regents, administrators, and faculty and academic staff in Wisconsin to work together to develop policies in line with AAUP standards.

07.09.2015 | AAUP to Issue Supplementary Report on LSU

This supplementary report  will only be the seventh such report ever issued by the AAUP. For further background on LSU, see Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge issued in 2011.

06.30.2015 | Agency Fee in the Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court takes up the Friedrichs case, the AAUP and AAUP-CBC stand with all of labor in defending collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.

06.16.2015 | Annual Conference Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education.

06.15.2015 | Wisconsin Higher Ed Under Attack

The AAUP's 101st Annual Meeting passed a resolution that voiced concerns regarding the proposals for action by the Wisconsin legislature later this month.

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