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Faculty Votes for Union at College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV– A majority of the 523 full-time faculty at the College of Southern Nevada voted Friday to form a union with the American Association of University Professors. The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest institution of higher education in Nevada and the third community college in the state with unionized faculty. Faculty at many other Nevada institutions have formed nonunion advocacy chapters affiliated with the Nevada Faculty Alliance and AAUP.

“The faculty is very engaged and looks forward to sitting down at the table with the administration to discuss faculty working conditions and student learning conditions,” said David Steel, Nevada Faculty Alliance-AAUP executive director.

“We are very proud and excited that our colleagues at the College of Southern Nevada have chosen to stand together and form a union with the AAUP. We look forward to working with them to ensure that the faculty has a strong voice on campus,” said Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress.

Although collective bargaining is not currently permitted for faculty members on part-time appointments in Nevada, CSN faculty are working to bring a change in state code that would allow the institution’s 900 part-time faculty members to join their full-time colleagues.

Media Contact: 
Laura Markwardt – / 202-594-3635
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016