The AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress is the umbrella organization for unionized AAUP chapters. We promote organizing among tenure-line and contingent faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees and provide support to member chapters as they work to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote quality higher education.


The National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. The case is the latest legal threat to union rights and is part of a broader effort to weaken the freedom and power of working people, to undermine public services, and to erode the common good.

The AAUP submitted an amicus brief urging the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to uphold the National Labor Relation Board’s determination that non-tenure-track faculty at USC are not managerial employees and are therefore eligible to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.

The AAUP urges Congress to use a resolution of disapproval to overturn the FCC's vote to dismantle net neutrality rules. We must preserve the internet as space as a place where all ideas can be heard and where all people regardless of their age, race, and socioeconomic standing have access.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Thu, 01/11/2018  |  Lincoln Journal Star
Fri, 12/29/2017  |  Washington Post
Mon, 12/11/2017  |  Denver Westword
Mon, 12/11/2017  |  Austin American-Statesman
Sat, 12/09/2017  |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fri, 12/08/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Fri, 12/08/2017  |  Politico Morning Education
Fri, 12/08/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Tue, 12/05/2017  |  WMU-AAUP Blog
Tue, 12/05/2017  |  The Opposition on Comedy Central

How-Tos and Resources

Need to learn more about bargaining, strike preparation, or chapter administration? We offer members of AAUP-CBC chapters how-tos and resources on these topics and more. 

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Preparing for Challenges

As we face unprecedented challenges in the courts and state legislatures, AAUP members are coming together to fight for higher education and the critical role it plays in this country.

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