Resources on Collective Bargaining

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis

Statement on Collective Bargaining. 1993 revision.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP Amicus Briefs filed in cases involving Collective Bargaining Rights.

Labor and Collective Bargaining Updates. (.pdf) 2009. By Rachel B. Levinson Waldman and Deborah C. Brown. Presentation to the 30th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education.

Intellectual Property Legal Issues For Faculty and Faculty Unions. 2005. By Ann D. Springer. AAUP Associate Counsel. An informational outline.

Collective Bargaining: Revised And Revisited. 2001. By Donna Euben, AAUP Counsel, and American Association of University Professors and Thomas P. Hustoles, Senior Partner, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.  An informational outline.

AAUP Actions & Initiatives 

The Academic Community and Convention Hotel Labor Disputes. (.pdf) This resolution addresses labor disputes at hotels serving academic conferences and was approved by the AAUP's Council in November 2005.

Sternberg Award. This award is given by the Collective Bargaining Congress to recognize outstanding individuals or chapters.

Other AAUP Resources

Academic Collective Bargaining. 2006. Eds. Michael Mauer and Ernst Benjamin. American Association of University Professors and Modern Language Association. The essays in this volume explore the perspectives, successes, failures, and approaches of those who have collectively bargained so that readers can assess the pros and cons of unionization.

Contingent Faculty & Collective Bargaining. More information on collective bargaining and how it relates specifically to contingent faculty.

Other Resources

Links to Other Organizations A comprehensive bibliography of materials on labor unions and issues.

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