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2012 Directory:


The 2012 Directory of U.S. Faculty
Contracts and Bargaining Agents
in Institutions of Higher Education 
is available for purchase.

Click for the Directory Highlights
Click for the Directory order form
Click for the Survey Instrument of the 2012 Directory

Research Resources:


A Primer on Unionization and Collective Bargaining in U.S. Higher Education Institutions

The Center for the Study of Academic Labor

National Labor Relations Board

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics

US Dept of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

US DOL Collective Bargaining Agreements

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services

Canadian Legal Information Institute

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

California Public Employment Relations Board

Connecticut Department of Labor

D.C. Public Employment Relations Board

Delaware Public Employment Relations Board

Florida Public Employees Relations Commission

Hawaii Labor Relations Board

Illinois Educational Relations Board

Iowa Public Relations Board

Kansas Public Employee Relations Board

Maine Labor Relations Board

Maryland Higher Education Labor Relations Board

Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development

Michigan Employment Relations Commission

Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services

Missouri State Board of Mediation

Montana Board of Personnel Appeals

Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations

Nevada Board of Regents

New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission

New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board

New York Public Employment Relations Board

Ohio State Employment Relations Board

Oregon Employment Relations Board

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Vermont Labor Relations Board

Washington Public Employment Relations Commission

Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission

 
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National Center Events


National Center's 45th Annual National NYC Conference:
April 15-17, 2018


Register online for the National Center's annual labor-management conference that will take place on April 15-17, 2018 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Or to pay conference fees by check, access the registration form and mail it with your payment to the National Center.

Click here for Hotel Reservation Information and the conference locations map.

-Confirmed Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

Keynote
: Dean David Weil, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Conference Plenary: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy for our times with William P. Jones, University of Minnesota; Derryn Moten, Alabama State University, and Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College, CUNY.


The following are some of the confirmed conference panels and workshops:

-Workshops on April 15, 2018

Unionization and collective bargaining for administrators

Unionization and collective bargaining for academic labor

Bargaining over health care in higher education

Preparing, presenting, and defending at arbitration

Financial data analysis in higher education

Effective lobbying for higher education

-Panels on April 16-17, 2018

Responding to Janus: collective bargaining and membership engagement

Recently negotiated first contracts for adjunct faculty

Bargaining a first contract for graduate student employees

Interest-based bargaining at community colleges

Collective bargaining for non-academic staff

Wage discrimination at universities and professional schools

Creative solutions for resolving wage compression

Mission-driven classification systems and the impact of collective bargaining

Labor-management alliances in support of higher education funding

On-line harassment of faculty and administrators

Resolution of conflicts and improvement of labor-management relationships

The politics and impact of accreditation

Unionization at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities

Unionized environments at academic libraries

The financialization of higher education

The unionization of doctors and nurses


Major support provided by: Additional funding provided by:


Become a Conference Sponsor or Purchase an Advertisement in the Annual
Conference Program

Your organization or firm can demonstrate its support for the 2018 conference by becoming sponsor or purchasing an advertisement in the conference program. To become a sponsor or to purchase an advertisement, email us at national.center@hunter.cuny.edu


The National Center's December 1-2, 2017 Regional Conference


The National Center extends its many thanks to the participants and attendees at our regional labor-management conference held at California State University, Long Beach.  The National Center appreciates the generous support of the regional conference co-sponsors: California State University, California Faculty Association, Community College League of California, SEIU and the University of Oregon. Click here for the conference program.


The National Center's September 26, 2017 Taylor Law at 50 Program


The National Center extends its many thanks to the panelists and program attendees for making our Taylor Law at 50 Program a success. We also wish to acknowledge the following co-sponsors that made the event possible: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Click here for the Taylor Law Event Flyer and Program. Click here for the recorded livestream Part 1 and Part 2. Photos from the event are posted below.

Welcome Greetings at The
Taylor Law at 50 Program by
Hon. John Wirenius,
Chairperson, New York State
Public Employment Relations
Board.
The Taylor Law and Public Sector Unionization in Historical Context (l-r) William A. Herbert, National Center Executive Director, Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University, Joshua B. Freeman,Graduate Center/Queens College, CUNY, Kimberly Phillips-Fein, NYU Gallatin School, and Martin H. Malin, Institute for Law and the Workplace, Illinois Institute of Technology.  The Taylor Law and Public Sector Unionization in Historical Context Q&A (l-r) Joshua B. Freeman,  Graduate Center/Queens College, CUNY and William A. Herbert,  National Center Executive Director.
Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here? with Ben Gordon, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here? (l-r)  Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Ashwini Sukthankar, International Commission for Labor Rights, and Ben Gordon, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and CSEA. Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here? (l-r) Stephen Lerner, Georgetown University and Terry L. Melvin, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and NYS AFL-CIO.
Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here? (l-r) Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and Terry L. Melvin, CBTU and NYS AFL-CIO. Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Where Do We Go From Here? (l-r) Panel Moderator, Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and Ashwini Suthankar, International Commission for Labor Rights. Program Reception: Sarah G. Coleman, New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Mariam Manichaikul, New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Susan Susan Panepento, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and Karine Spencer, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining.
Program Reception: (l-r) Donna Haverty-Stacke, Hunter College, CUNY and Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University. Program Reception: (l-r) William A. Herbert, National Center Executive Director, Paul Frank, American Federation of Musicians, Terry L. Melvin, CBTU and NYS AFL-CIO, and Ben Gordon, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and CSEA. Program Reception: (l-r) Jonathan Rubin, NYSUT, and Lawrence Singer, Segal Consulting.

Program Reception: ·(l-r) Allison
Stillerman,·National Center, and Bruce McCulloch, Roosevelt House.
Program Reception: (l-r) Harry Greenberg, Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C., and Philip Maier, Arbitrator and Mediator
Program Reception: (l-r) Ashwini Sukthankar, Secretary/Treasurer, International Commission for Labor Rights, and John Wirenius, Chairperson,·New York State Public Employment Relations
Board.