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.


On Saturday, June 16, the delegates at the 104th annual meeting of the AAUP voted to add the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the list of censured administrations. Two delegates from the Nebraska conference spoke at the meeting in favor of censure. Here are their remarks, reprinted with permission. 

Delegates to the 104th Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted today to remove the University of Iowa from the list of sanctioned institutions as well as removing Stillman College from the list of censured administrations.

Delegates to the 104th Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted today to add the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to the AAUP’s list of administrations censured for failing to observe generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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
Tue, 04/17/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed
Wed, 04/11/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed
Wed, 04/11/2018  |  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.

Preparing for Challenges

As we face unprecedented challenges in the courts and state legislatures, AAUP members are coming together to fight for higher education and the critical role it plays in this country.

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