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.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC Updates

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.

The AAUP's Journal of Academic Freedom is seeking submissions for its tenth volume, scheduled for publication in fall 2019. The journal's new call for papers, "Who's a Bully? Civility, Authoritarianism, and Power in the Contemporary Academy," invites original, scholarly articles that consider how “bullying” is implicated in conflicts taking place around discourses of civility and academic freedom. Submit papers by March 1, 2019

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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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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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Sternberg Award Honors Martin Kich

Martin Kich of Wright State University is the winner of this year's Marilyn Sternberg Award. The award is presented to an AAUP member who demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills. Kich was chosen for the award in recognition of his years of outstanding service to Wright State's AAUP chapter, as an elected leader and a critical member of the chapter's negotiating team in a difficult financial and political environment for collective bargaining; to the Ohio state AAUP conference; and to the national AAUP and AAUP-CBC.