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Resources on Collective Bargaining

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis

Statement on Collective Bargaining. 2017 revision.

Statement on Academic Government for Institutions Engaged in Collective Bargaining. 1988.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP Amicus Briefs filed in cases involving Collective Bargaining Rights.

Labor and Collective Bargaining Updates. (.pdf) 2009. By Rachel B. Levinson Waldman and Deborah C. Brown. Presentation to the 30th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education.

Intellectual Property Legal Issues For Faculty and Faculty Unions. 2005. By Ann D. Springer. AAUP Associate Counsel. An informational outline.

Collective Bargaining: Revised And Revisited. 2001. By Donna Euben, AAUP Counsel, and American Association of University Professors and Thomas P. Hustoles, Senior Partner, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.  An informational outline.

Other AAUP Resources

Academic Collective Bargaining. 2006. Eds. Michael Mauer and Ernst Benjamin. American Association of University Professors and Modern Language Association. The essays in this volume explore the perspectives, successes, failures, and approaches of those who have collectively bargained so that readers can assess the pros and cons of unionization.

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