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 AAUP has appointed a committee to formally investigate three cases at St. Edward University in Austin,Texas. The cases involve the dismissal of two long-serving tenured associate professors without affording them academic due process, and the nonrenewal of a tenure-track assistant professor without providing adequate notice and an appropriate appeal procedure.

The Oregon Employment Relations Board officially certified United Academics of Oregon State University Wednesday, capping a three-year organizing effort by hundreds of teaching and research faculty in a variety of jobs and academic disciplines.

Today, a narrow majority of US Supreme Court justices issued a long awaited decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case advanced by wealthy special interests. Although this decision was not unexpected, we are disappointed by the opinion of the majority. At issue was whether non-union members, who share in the wages, benefits, and protections that have been negotiated into a collectively bargained contract, may be required to pay their fair share for the cost. The court ruled that they may not. Make no mistake, our fight as AAUP members to have a positive impact on our colleges and universities, to strengthen public higher education, and to protect academic freedom is not over.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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
Wed, 05/02/2018  |  Chronicle of 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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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.