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.


A clear majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico have declared their support for unionization in an official election petition filed today with the UNM Labor Management Relations Board. The UNM bargaining unit, comprising more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty on five campuses has organized under the banner of United Academics of the University of New Mexico which is affiliated nationally with AAUP and the American Federation of Teachers.

Yesterday evening the AAUP-WSU negotiating team came to a tentative agreement with the Wright State University administration, and the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee voted to end the faculty strike that began on January 22.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Tue, 02/12/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Fri, 02/01/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Sun, 01/27/2019  |  Dayton Daily News
Tue, 01/22/2019  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Wed, 01/02/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Fri, 12/28/2018  |  The Simpsonian
Thu, 12/20/2018  |  Bloomberg Government

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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