Webinars on Collective Bargaining

To help our members acquire the resources and skills necessary to lead the fight for faculty rights, the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC have developed online training webinars, including several with a focus on collective bargaining. Each includes a presentation with a slideshow and a question-and-answer session with the presenter. Participation in most webinars is open to AAUP members and field staff only.

Check for upcoming webinars on the AAUP's Events page or access links to recordings and materials from past webinars focused on collective bargaining issues below (AAUP member login required).

Using Compensation Data in Collective Bargaining

This webinar explores salary and benefits data to assist participants in the collective bargaining process. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) identify high quality sources of faculty data, including the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey, (2) understand some basic strategies for gaining leverage for bargaining, and (3) utilize best practices for compensation data presentation.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

Negotiating Contingency: Devising a Practical Workplan

There are different paths to obtaining equity for non-tenure track faculty. One is using collective bargaining to achieve fair treatment and to enforce due process and other rights. This webinar will guide you through the process of establishing and carrying out a bargaining agenda to address the issues of most direct concern to contingent faculty. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

Negotiating Health Care in Your Collective Bargaining Agreements

We’ve developed this webinar to review basics and terminology of health care plans, present information on national trends and examples, and tell you what information you need to gather to figure out which options are best for your members. If your chapter is in negotiations over health care plans—or expects to be in the upcoming year—this is for you. Presenter Howard Bunsis is chair of the AAUP-CBC. Presenter Rudy Fichtenbaum is AAUP president.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

Arbitration: The End of the Line

When the parties to a collective bargaining agreement disagree, and that disagreement can’t be reconciled through the grievance procedure, the last and final resort is arbitration. But what is arbitration, and what does the process accomplish? This webinar is designed to enhance comprehension of the arbitration process to help your chapter better process grievances. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

The Art of the Information Request

One critical element of success for AAUP chapters—both unionized and advocacy—is understanding how to obtain information. Presenter Mike Mauer, a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP, walks you through the numerous tools available for making information requests.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

Good Faith Bargaining

A grounding in the law of collective bargaining for union chapter negotiators. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP.

Link to recording and presentation slides (member login required).

You can also see a complete list of past AAUP and AAUP-CBC webinars, including those not focused on collective bargaining topics, on the AAUP website.