Everything Passes, Everything Changes: Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

Perspectives on Work, 2017

6 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2017 Last revised: 14 Dec 2017

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William A. Herbert

Hunter College, City University of New York

Jacob Apkarian

CUNY York College

Date Written: December 9, 2017

Abstract

This article begins with a brief history of unionization and collective bargaining in higher education. It then presents data concerning the recent growth in newly certified collective bargaining representatives at private and public-sector institutions of higher education, particularly among non-tenure track faculty. The data is analyzed in the context of legal decisions concerning employee status and unit composition under applicable federal and state laws. Lastly, the article presents data concerning strike activities on campuses between January 2013 and May 31, 2017.

Keywords: higher education, collective bargaining, unionization, adjunct faculty, Yeshiva, labor relations, legal history

Suggested Citation

Herbert, William A. and Apkarian, Jacob, Everything Passes, Everything Changes: Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Higher Education (December 9, 2017). Perspectives on Work, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3085214

William A. Herbert (Contact Author)

Hunter College, City University of New York ( email )

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
United States

Jacob Apkarian

CUNY York College ( email )

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