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.

  • The new Academe explores current and future challenges to traditional academic governance. Contributors to the issue demonstrate that collective action is essential to strengthening faculty participation in institutional decision-making.

  • Our 2016–17 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, based on the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States, includes comparisons by rank and information on gender-based disparity, administrative pay, regional variation, and part-time faculty.

  • Welcome to our newest collective bargaining chapter! About fifty faculty will now be represented.

  • The AAUP works toward a reality in which institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. We believe that faculty play an important role in a free society and that academic freedom requires and supports a democracy that thrives on dissent, critical inquiry, free speech, and free research. 

  • Register now for the AAUP's June 14–18 annual conference, featuring presentations on student rights and freedoms. Ibram X. Kendi, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for his book Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, is a plenary speaker.

  • Through the One Faculty campaign, AAUP staff, leaders, and members are working together to develop tools that faculty can use on our campuses to gain concrete improvements in job security and working conditions for faculty on contingent appointments.


Cutting education funding to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations, as proposed by the Trump administration, is grotesque.

John Zipp of the University of Akron AAUP chapter is the recipient of this year's Marilyn Sternberg Award. The award is given annually to the AAUP member who “best demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills.”

Click here to stand with students of Rider, Westminster Choir College (NJ, USA) and other colleges and public schools, alumni, family, community members, members of labor unions in the area and others supporting Rider AAUP in their fight for a fair contract.

Legislation has recently cropped up in several states that addresses issues related to campus free speech. The AAUP strongly supports freedom of expression on campus and the rights of faculty and students to invite speakers of their choosing. We oppose, however, any legislation that interferes with institutional autonomy.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Mon, 05/22/2017  |  Chicago Maroon
Tue, 05/16/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 05/15/2017  |  Chronicle of Higher Education
Mon, 05/15/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Wed, 05/10/2017  |  News&Observer
Thu, 05/11/2017  |  Dayton Daily News
Wed, 05/03/2017  |  Journal & Courier
Fri, 04/21/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 04/17/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed

CBC Nominations and Election

The AAUP-CBC will hold its annual regular meeting on Thursday, June 15, in conjunction with the AAUP annual conference. 

Elections for AAUP-CBC offices will also be held. See the nominations notice. See candidates for office

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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Summer Institute

AAUP members come together each summer for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute