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October 19, 2016
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STAR TRIBUNE: Faculty union approved at Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Faculty members at Minneapolis College of Art & Design have voted to form a union, while adjunct instructors at Augsburg College have petitioned to hold their own union election, officials announced Wednesday. At MCAD, nearly two-thirds of the faculty voted for the union, which will represent about 100 full- and part-time instructors.
September 22, 2016
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SEIU Local 284 Stands in Solidarity with Standing Rock

WHEREAS, the labor movement is founded in the powerful understanding that solidarity with all peoples who struggle for respect, dignity, civic courage, and social justice enhances all lives and sustains the environment we all share, and WHEREAS, we recognize that there is no economic justice without racial justice, and that […]
August 17, 2016

Fact check: faculty union dues & salary increases

Dear Colleagues, Faculty opposed to forming a union at the U of M – Twin Cities campus have made a number of claims in their arguments that do not stand up to close scrutiny. Today, we are addressing claims about union dues and about the effects of faculty unions on salaries […]
July 19, 2016

Faculty unions & excellence: the evidence

Dear Colleagues, In recent weeks, many of you have received information from colleagues suggesting that a faculty union will undermine the quality of the faculty at the University of Minnesota and have therefore urged you to join them in opposing our efforts to form a faculty union. These communications assert […]