2017 AAUP Updates

11.15.2016 | In Support of Cornell Grad Employees

The AAUP and the AAUP-CBC issued a statement today responding to Cornell University interim president Hunter Rawlings III, who suggested in October that graduate employee unionization could have detrimental effects on shared governance and educational quality at Cornell. We correct the record and support the right of Cornell graduate student employees to unionize.

11.09.2016 | Higher Education after the 2016 Election

A growing assault on academic freedom and the professionalism of faculty members means that now is the time for us to unite, organize, and fight, not only for ourselves but for the common good, not only by ourselves but with allies both inside and outside of academia.

If you're not already a member, please join us in this fight.

10.31.2016 | Call for Proposals on Student Rights and Freedoms

The AAUP has issued a call for proposals inviting presentations on student rights and freedoms for its 2017 annual conference on the state of higher education, June 14–18 in Washington, DC. Proposals will be accepted through December 13, 2016.

10.10.2016 | AAUP Urges Search, Faculty Participation for Kennesaw State University President

Today, the AAUP urged the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to conduct a national search for the president of Kennesaw State University with full participation from faculty. The letter points out the board of regents' decision to recommend the appointment of attorney general Samuel Olens without a full search or faculty input is at odds with widely observed principles of academic governance. 

10.05.2016 | University of Chicago Graduate Workers Vote to Affiliate with AAUP and AFT

Graduate employees at the University of Chicago have overwhelmingly re-affirmed their choice to organize for collective bargaining with the AAUP, AFT and IFT.

09.30.2016 | AAUP Welcomes New Notre Dame De Namur University Chapter

The faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California formed an NDNU advocacy chapter with the AAUP.

09.06.2016 | Statement on LIU Brooklyn Lockout

Over the Labor Day weekend, the administration of Long Island University (LIU) announced an unprecedented lockout of all 400 members of its Brooklyn campus faculty union in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations. The AAUP deplores this action and supports the right of the LIU Brooklyn faculty to collectively bargain in good faith with its administration.

08.23.2016 | Union Victory for Student Employees at Private Institutions

The National Labor Relations Board found today that student assistants working at private institutions are statutory employees with the right to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The  AAUP had filed an amicus brief in this case. "Graduate employees deserve a seat at the table and a voice in higher education. Collective bargaining can provide that," says Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress.