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.


Nominations for three positions on the AAUP’s Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) Executive Committee are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18. Elections for Treasurer and two At-Large Members will take place at the June 2019 ASC Business Meeting in Arlington, VA, by conference delegates to that meeting.

The AAUP has authorized an investigation into apparent departures from widely adopted standards of shared governance at Vermont Law School. The law school’s administration and governing board “restructured” the law school’s faculty by lowering salaries, reducing the number of full-time positions, and eliminating the tenured status of 14 of the 19 tenured faculty members without involving the faculty in the decision-making process.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Wed, 01/02/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Fri, 12/28/2018  |  The Simpsonian
Thu, 12/20/2018  |  Bloomberg Government
Fri, 11/30/2018  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Fri, 11/16/2018  |  Inside Higher Education
Wed, 11/07/2018  |  Pacific Standard
Wed, 10/24/2018  |  Inside Higher Education

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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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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