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November 24, 2016
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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.
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 23, 2016

WCCO: Hundreds Of ‘U Of M’ Students Walk Out, Protest Contingent Faculty Conditions

Hundreds Of ‘U Of M’ Students Walk Out, Protest Contingent Faculty Conditions MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of students at the University of Minnesota staged a protest walk-out Friday morning, expressing their anger over the treatment of contingent faculty. The walk-out was led by the student coalition, Differences Organized. After the walk-out, […]
September 19, 2016

MN DAILY: Union busting legal spending is a blight on the University

http://www.mndaily.com/article/2016/09/union-busting-legal-spending-is-a-blight-on-the-university by Daily Editorial Board On Thursday, the Minnesota Daily broke news that University of Minnesota administrators had spent more than $515,000 of state taxpayer and tuition money in its litigation against faculty unionizers. The funds, spent between March and mid-July of this year, were paid to an outside law […]