We are at the forefront of a burgeoning national movement of contingent faculty and other academic workers unionizing to demand fair working conditions. This movement encompasses public and private institutions, part-time and full-time workers, graduate students and postdocs, and tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty.
Contingent Faculty Unions in the News
Boston University – “Boston University faculty members vote to unionize: The vote came in a 4-to-1 margin Wednesday” – Boston Globe, April 6, 2016
Duke University – “Non-tenured Duke faculty vote to unionize: Vote is part of a wave of faculty efforts to organize” – The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), March 18, 2016
University of Chicago – “University of Chicago nontenured faculty votes to form union” – Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2015
Tufts University – “Tufts University’s full-time professors vote to unionize” – Boston Globe, February 13, 2015
Washington University in St. Louis – “Washington University adjunct faculty vote to form a union” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 5, 2015
Georgetown University – “Georgetown U. Adjuncts Vote to Unionize” – Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
The UAW in Higher Education
Nationally, the UAW represents over 50,000 workers in higher education. Use this interactive map to learn more about UAW members and their unions on college and university campuses.