Contract Faculty at NYU Wins Fair Election Agreement
Last spring, a majority of contract faculty at NYU called on then President Hamilton to meet and work out a fair process by which the NYU administration would recognize their union, Contract Faculty United-UAW, and start to bargain. After ten months of negotiation, last week the union announced that the administration has agreed to a fair election process, giving faculty the opportunity to finally vote on officially forming their union.
"Winning this agreement took all of us," the organizing committee said in a statement. "It's the result of over five years of strong, persistent support for unionization by contract faculty from all over NYU. Now we are excited to take our opportunity to Vote YES."
NYU is a union campus—already, NYU adjunct and graduate worker colleagues are UAW members, and thousands of other workers on campus have collective bargaining. If CFU-UAW wins their election, they will be the largest union of full-time, non-tenure track, university faculty at a private institution in the country. Click here to read more, including highlights of the agreement, as well as here for the story in The Chief-Leader.