ERIC Number: ED410794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Unionization among College Faculty: 1996.
Hurd, Richard; Foerster, Amy
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v24 n2 Apr-May 1996.
This newsletter summarizes unionization trends among college faculty and analyzes the six collective bargaining elections which took place during 1995. Academic unions represented 246,207 professors in 1995, a growth of 1.65 percent over 1994, and there were 504 bargaining agents on 1,115 campuses throughout the United States. This increase can be attributed to three factors: (1) unions won the four collective bargaining elections to determine new bargaining agents in 1995; (2) existing bargaining units grew in size; and (3) the Minnesota Technical Colleges with 34 campuses are included in the figures for the first time this year. Public colleges and universities employed 235,322 unionized faculty members with 434 bargaining agents on 1,022 public sector campuses. There were 10,885 unionized faculty members in private colleges and universities with 70 bargaining agents on 93 campuses. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) represented 61,855 faculty in 61 bargaining units. The American Federation of Teachers represented 107,665 faculty in 168 bargaining units. The National Education Association represented 90,130 faculty in 228 bargaining units. Independent unions represented 19,218 faculty in 42 bargaining units. Demographic information concerning faculty unionization is included. (JLS)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Colleges, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Problems, Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Labor Relations, Legal Problems, Negotiation Agreements, School Personnel, School Policy, Union Members, Universities
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP), Baruch College, 17 Lexington Ave., Box F-1228, New York, NY 10010; phone: 212-802-6751; fax: 212-802-5903 (free to members; single copy $8.75; 4-issue annual subscription $35).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.