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.

  • 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 is a partner with the March for Science. On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, scientists and their supporters will march on Washington and in satellite marches around the world to affirm the importance and independence of scientific research and evidence-based policies. 

  • Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries affects large numbers of faculty and students. The AAUP urges you to sign a statement of solidarity against this discriminatory ban.

  • 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.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC Updates

The AAUP endorsed the College for All Act, introduced this month by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, which would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. The College for All Act restores the promise that higher education is an accessible public good, not a privilege for the wealthy few.

Full time faculty at Santa Fe Community College voted overwhelmingly today to form a union under the AAUP umbrella. As a result, approximately fifty full time faculty at the college will now be represented by the Santa Fe Community College-AAUP chapter.

AAUP chapters in New Hampshire worked with other unions and community members to defeat a “right-to-work” bill that the governor had promised to sign.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Mon, 04/17/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Tue, 04/11/2017  |  Wall Street Journal
Sun, 04/09/2017  |  Hartford Courant
Thu, 03/30/2017  |  Santa Fe New Mexican
Wed, 03/29/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Tue, 03/21/2017  |  BG Independent

CBC Nominations and Election

Nominations are currently sought for the AAUP-CBC Executive Committee. Find more details in the 2017 nominations and election notice. The AAUP-CBC will hold its annual regular meeting in conjunction with the AAUP annual conference on Thursday, June 15. 

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