AAUP COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONGRESS

The AAUP-CBC supports unionization as the most effective means for academic employees to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote higher education as an investment in our common future.

  • The AAUP-CBC Marilyn Sternberg award recognizes members who demonstrate exceptional concern for human rights and collective bargaining skills. Irene Mulvey was the 2015 recipient. 

  • The new issue of Academe shines a spotlight on faculty in the media and examines bias in academia, the distorted priorities of the stock market, and other topics.

  • Our survey includes data on more than 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States. And it is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits.

  • Through the One Faculty campaign, AAUP staff, leaders, and members are working together to develop tools that faculty can use on our campuses to gain concrete improvements in job security and working conditions for faculty on contingent appointments.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC Updates

Following an announcement earlier this year about a new subscription model for Academe ​magazine, the AAUP sent members instructions by e-mail on February 9 about how to opt in to a print subscription. Members who wish to continue receiving the print edition of Academe should visit this opt-in page and enter their AAUP website usernames and passwords, included in the e-mail notification. 

The AAUP and the AFT-Wisconsin issued a statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas.

The ASC Nominations Committee for the 2016 elections issued its final report today. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large seats will be elected by delegates to the June 17 ASC meeting in Washington, DC.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Friedrichs Brief Supports Agency Fee

On November 13, the AAUP filed with the American Federation of Teachers an amicus brief in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which was argued before the US Supreme Court on January 11, 2016. The brief argues that payment of agency fees by non-members in collective bargaining unions to support union representation is constitutional.

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Summer Institute

More than 270 AAUP members and academic activists came together July 23–26 for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute in Denver.Topics offered included bargaining basics, strategic use of grievances, administering collective bargaining contracts, organizing for power, building and running AAUP chapters, understanding institutional finances, and forging partnerships and alliances on campus.

“As a first time participant, I was impressed by how each session was rigorous and fun at the same time. They were full of great information, and there was much friendly and helpful discussion. As someone new to academia and the AAUP, I had a lot to learn, although I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was already a lot I could contribute. I feel much more confident now as a union board member at my institution and I hope to bring the knowledge and enthusiasm I found at the Summer Institute back to campus!” --Leonore Fleming, Utica College (pictured above)

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