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 results of the AAUP's annual Faculty Compensation Survey show that, on average, salaries for full-time faculty members at US colleges and universities are 2 percent higher in 2018-19 than they were in the preceding academic year. The third successive year that increases in average full-time faculty salaries have barely outpaced inflation.

The AAUP Council and the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress Executive Committee met March 29–30 and overwhelmingly approved detailed draft revisions to governing documents and other policies that will streamline our shared organizational structure if approved by the AAUP annual meeting and AAUP-CBC regular meeting in June 2019.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Wed, 04/10/2019  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thu, 03/21/2019  |  San Francisco Chronicle
Tue, 03/05/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Wed, 02/27/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Tue, 02/12/2019  |  Inside Higher Education

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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2019 Election

Nominations are sought for the offices of AAUP-CBC chair, vice-chair, and three at-large seats. The length of term for each position is two years.

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