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.


After President Trump announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not "support free speech," the AAUP and eleven other groups issued a statement, calling it a dangerous solution to a largely nonexistent problem.

The AAUP released a governance investigation report about the Maricopa Community Colleges district governing board’s decisions to repeal the entire faculty manual, put restrictions on the faculty’s participation in institutional decision making, and terminate a “meet-and-confer” process. Investigators found evidence which strongly suggests that the board’s intervention was an engineered performance of political theater motivated by partisan ideology.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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
Wed, 01/02/2019  |  Inside Higher Education
Fri, 12/28/2018  |  The Simpsonian

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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