September 5, 2017

Announcement of Ruling from the MN Court of Appeals Regarding Classification of Faculty

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the new school year. We’re writing because this morning the Minnesota Court of Appeals reached a ruling regarding whether or not the Bureau of Mediation Service’s decision that contingent instructors holding the titles of (sr) teaching specialist and (sr) lecturer should be included in the faculty […]
May 18, 2017

Adjunct Faculty at St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) File for Union Election

Adjunct faculty at St. Paul university join wave of organizing in Twin Cities to improve higher education for students and faculty St. Paul – Adjunct faculty at St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) filed cards this morning to trigger a union election to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284. The […]
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.
September 20, 2016

U of M Contingent & Tenure-Track Faculty United by State Bureau Decision for Union Vote

Today University of Minnesota – Twin Cities faculty praised a decision by the State Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) that affirms the unified bargaining unit requested by tenure-track and contingent faculty for their union election, setting the stage for a vote later this fall. Faculty are seeking to form a union for a stronger voice in University governance and a stronger voice in shaping the future of higher education in Minnesota.