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.


In August, Kirkwood Community College in Iowa terminated Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct instructor of 24 years, for social media posts that supported antifacism and were critical of the president of the United States. Today the AAUP told the college president that the termination is an apparent violation of widely accepted principles of academic freedom.

Emory University is seeking to fire Paul Zwier, a tenured faculty member, for reportedly using the n-word on two occasions while teaching a class. On July 10 the AAUP sent a case letter Emory University's provost, writing that the faculty member's speech is protected under principles of academic freedom, and urging the university to cease its dismissal action against Zwier.

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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