Press Releases

November 23, 2016
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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.
March 31, 2016

University of Minnesota Files Obstructive Court Action in Effort to Delay Faculty Union Vote

University Spending Taxpayer Time & Money to Appeal Clear Ruling by State Agency, Delaying Union Election Process MINNEAPOLIS – Today faculty expressed their disappointment at the decision by the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources to appeal a decision by the State Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) in the […]
January 20, 2016

U of M Tenured and Contingent Faculty File for Election Today to Form One of Largest Single-Campus Faculty Unions in the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2016 CONTACT David Zaffrann at 651-238-8944 or david@mnacademics.org to speak with faculty leaders throughout the day   U of M Tenured and Contingent Faculty File for Election Today to Form One of Largest Single-Campus Faculty Unions in the Country Instructional faculty seek stronger voice in university governance to […]
November 12, 2015
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Congressman Ellison, U of M Faculty Call for Increased Federal Research Funding as Researchers Highlight Growing Challenges

Academic researchers who are part of an effort to form a faculty union at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus released a report today that highlights how research suffers from dwindling federal funding and unsupportive University policies, according to a recent survey completed by over 300 research academics on campus.