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 joined in an amicus brief supporting a permanent injunction against a Trump administration executive order that sought to strip federal funding from “sanctuary jurisdictions.” The AAUP’s interest in the case stems from the potential application of the executive order to colleges and universities.

Last week, news surfaced of an email by University of Wisconsin system president Ray Cross conveying his disrespect for shared governance, which he characterized as an obstacle to institutional restructuring. The AAUP’s Committee on College and University Governance joins the growing chorus of voices denouncing Cross’s ill-judged remarks and calling on him to explain them.

The National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. The case is the latest legal threat to union rights and is part of a broader effort to weaken the freedom and power of working people, to undermine public services, and to erode the common good.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Fri, 02/23/2018  |  Socialist Worker
Wed, 02/14/2018  |  Raging Chicken Press
Tue, 02/06/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed
Thu, 02/01/2018  |  Wisconsin Public Radio
Thu, 02/01/2018  |  News-Gazette
Fri, 01/26/2018  |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Thu, 01/25/2018  |  Dayton Daily News
Wed, 01/24/2018  |  Chronicle of Higher Education

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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Preparing for Challenges

As we face unprecedented challenges in the courts and state legislatures, AAUP members are coming together to fight for higher education and the critical role it plays in this country.

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