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.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC Updates

On November 1, following the announcement of the retirement of the current University of Wisconsin system, the president of the Board of Regents appointed a nine-member presidential search committee. Breaking decades of institutional precedent, he did not include any faculty members on the search committee, a clear violation of widely accepted standards for shared governance as set forth in the AAUP's Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities.

In a historic election victory, a decisive majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico voted for a union. Two UNM bargaining units consisting of more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty across five campuses voted by a 70 percent margin to join the AAUP and our organizing partners, the American Federation of Teachers.

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

AAUP-CBC elections were conducted on Friday, June 14, 2019, in conjunction with the AAUP-CBC regular meeting in Washington, DC.

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