2016 Media Releases

03.24.2016 | New Title IX Report Shines Light on Present Uses

The AAUP released a draft report, The History, Uses and Abuses of Title IX, evaluating the history and current uses of Title IX. The report identifies tensions between current interpretations of Title IX and the academic freedom essential for campus life to thrive. The AAUP invites comment from its membership, the higher education community, and the public on this report.

02.29.2016 | AAUP Files Amicus Brief in Columbia University NLRB Case

The AAUP filed an amicus brief arguing that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) should overturn its 2004 Brown University decision, because graduate assistants are employees who should have collective bargaining rights and collective bargaining rights, in fact, promote academic freedom.

01.11.2016 | AAUP Responds to Friedrichs Oral Arguments

The Friedrichs case is an attack on workers’ rights to bargain collectively, an attack on workplace democracy, and an attack on the middle class. It is also a call to organize; attempts to divide us will not work.