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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.
April 19, 2016

MN DAILY: After appeal, unionization push revived

http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/04/19/after-appeal-unionization-push-revived by BRIAN EDWARDS The push for unionization at the University of Minnesota will regain some traction because of a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision on Monday. The court denied a request by the University that challenged whether the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services could review the classification of 10 […]
April 13, 2016

MN DAILY: Union wouldn’t hit tenure

Experts say state law ensures that a potential faculty union would not affect tenure policy http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/04/13/union-wouldn’t-hit-tenure by BRIAN EDWARDS As the University of Minnesota’s union push continues, faculty members have voiced concerns over its potential effects on tenure and pay. But some experts say faculty members have little to fear about tenure […]