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 response from Julie Schmid, AAUP executive director, on President Trump's executive order that would deny federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not "support free speech."

The AAUP Foundation received a $150,000 three-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to fund costs associated with fall meetings and reports for the AAUP’s standing Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Thu, 03/21/2019  |  San Francisco Chronicle
Tue, 03/05/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Wed, 02/27/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
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

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

Nominations are sought for the offices of AAUP-CBC chair, vice-chair, and three at-large seats. The length of term for each position is two years.

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