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.


Today the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure released a statement calling on public universities to stop requiring speakers and others to pledge that they do not now, nor will they in the future, endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS).

Today the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure has released a letter sent to the Israeli government about the interrogation, subsequent expulsion, and apparent banning from Israel of Columbia Law School professor Katherine Franke in April. 

The AAUP joined with the American Council on Education and thirty-five other higher education associations in filing an amicus brief in federal court this week opposing a challenge to race-based admissions at Harvard University. We argue that “a diverse student body is essential to educational objectives of colleges and universities, and that each institution should be able to exercise its academic judgment to determine within broad limits the diversity that will advance its own particular mission.”

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Wed, 08/01/2018  |  Inside Higher Education
Wed, 07/18/2018  |  Austin-American Statesman
Wed, 07/11/2018  |  Associated Press
Wed, 06/27/2018  |  Corvallis Gazette-Times
Thu, 06/28/2018  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thu, 06/07/2018  |  Lincoln Journal Star
Fri, 06/01/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed
Tue, 05/22/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed

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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2018 Election

The AAUP-CBC election was held on June 15, 2018. A secretary, a treasurer, and three at-large members were elected to two-year terms.

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Sternberg Award Honors Martin Kich

Martin Kich of Wright State University is the winner of this year's Marilyn Sternberg Award. The award is presented to an AAUP member who demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills. Kich was chosen for the award in recognition of his years of outstanding service to Wright State's AAUP chapter, as an elected leader and a critical member of the chapter's negotiating team in a difficult financial and political environment for collective bargaining; to the Ohio state AAUP conference; and to the national AAUP and AAUP-CBC.