News Clips

September 15, 2016

MN DAILY: U uses tuition, state funds to pay legal fees associated with faculty union push

http://www.mndaily.com/article/2016/09/university-spends-500k-in-union-fight by JACKIE RENZETTI and KACEY HOLMEN The University of Minnesota has spent more than $500,000 of state taxpayer and tuition money in legal fees as it battles faculty unionization advocates in court. Records obtained by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group through a public records request show the money — […]
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 […]
April 12, 2016

MN DAILY: What’s happening to merit pay? A faculty response

http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/04/13/what%E2%80%99s-happening-merit-pay-faculty-response by Rosemarie Park, Associate Professor The University of Minnesota owes its greatness to the amazing people who work here, from top to bottom. Our team is strong because of sound faculty governance policies that have evolved over years of interchanges between rank-and-file faculty, department leaders and central administrators. There […]