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February 23, 2017
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Reclaim Higher ED

March 1st workers and students from across the University of Minnesota are coming together to speak out for affordable education for all! Join us to share concerns about the U’s current budget, including a 2.5% in in-state tuition hike, ever-increasing student fees and sustained cuts to the Regents Scholarship. There to hear our voices:
November 24, 2016
Augsburg campus

STAR TRIBUNE: Adjunct faculty at Augsburg approve union

Adjunct instructors at Augsburg College have voted to form a union, joining a national movement to improve pay and working conditions for part-time faculty, organizers announced Wednesday. The union will represent more than 200 part-time instructors — but not tenured faculty — at the private Minneapolis liberal arts college, organizers said.
November 23, 2016
Augsburg campus

Adjunct Faculty at Augsburg College Vote to Join SEIU Local 284 in Push to Raise Standards

Second faculty union win in as many months marks growing movement as Augsburg College adjuncts join Hamline, MCAD, U of M in fight to improve higher education. Over 200 adjunct faculty at Augsburg College formed a faculty union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 in balloting that ended Monday.
November 18, 2016

Who should count as University faculty?

The petition for a faculty union election has prompted an important debate about who is faculty and what it means to be faculty at the U of M. The university’s central administration and, now, a group of tenured faculty have argued for an exclusive and narrow definition that either bars many contingent faculty or removes all contingent faculty from our legally defined “instructional” unit.