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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

1970 GSE Contract at the University of Wisconsin

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The National Center's 46th Annual Conference: A Major Success

We thank all of the speakers, panelists, and attendees for making our 46th annual national conference a major success.

The April 7-9, 2019 conference brought together of over 400 labor representatives and administrators involved in collective bargaining and labor relations for a substantive examination of collective bargaining after Janus.

The conference would not have been possible without the sponsorships by TIAA, Humana Group Medicare Advantage, AFL-CIO United Way Partnership, SEIU, and the AFT.

Below are photographs from the conference, and announcements of future National Center conferences.

Welcoming Remarks Jennifer J. Raab,
President of Hunter College, City
University of New York.
President Raab (center) greeting
plenary speakers Sophia Z. Lee,
University of Pennsylvania Law
School (left) and Elizabeth Tandy
Shermer, Loyola University Chicago
Plenary speakers on the History of
Right to Work from the First Gilded
Age to Janus: (left to right), Sophia
Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Law School, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer,
Loyola University Chicago, Chad
Pearson, Collin College, and
Cedric de Leon, UMass Amherst
abor Center.
Introduction by Janet Gornick,
Director of the Stone Center on
Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY
of conference keynote speaker
Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate
and Distinguished Professor of
Economics, City University of
New York.
Keynote presentation on Market
Power and Wage Stagnation
by Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate
and Distinguished Professor of
Economics, City University of
New York.
Keynote speaker Paul Krugman
and National Center Executive
Director William A. Herbert.
Luncheon greetings by
Christina R. Cutlip, TIAA Senior
Managing Director of
Institutional Relationships.
Luncheon greetings by Jeffery
Frumkin, National Center Board
of Advisors member and Associate
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs,
University of Michigan.
Introduction of conference reception
speaker Steven Greenhouse by
Debbie Bell, Executive Director,
Professional Staff Congress, CUNY,
and National Center Board of Advisors
Conference reception speaker
Steven Greenhouse who presented
on Teachers and Other Workers,
New Strategies for Progress.
Greenhouse is an award-winning
journalist and author of the new
book Beaten Down, Worked Up:
The Past, Present and Future of
American Labor
, scheduled for
publication by Knopf.
DeWayne Sheaffer, National Center
Board of Advisors member and NEA
National Council for Higher Education
President (left) and Deborah Payton
Jones, United College Employees
of FIT (right).
Panel on Bargaining for the Common
Good with (left to right) Marilyn
Sneiderman, Rutgers University School
of Management and Labor Relations,
Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona,
Liz Perlman, AFSCME Local 3299,
Barry Miller, Provost Office, York
University, Malini Cadambi Daniel,
SEIU, and Daniel J. Julius, Provost,
New Jersey City University.
Panel on the Economic Impact of
Right to Work: What Does the Data
Show with (left to right) Frederick
Floss, SUNY Buffalo State College
and the Fiscal Policy Institute,
Jeffery Frumkin, University of
Michigan, Cherrie Bucknor, Ph.D
Student, Harvard University, and
Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute.
Panel on Retirement Security for
Precarious Employees with
(left to right) Christina R. Cutlip,
TIAA Senior Managing Director of
Institutional Relatonships , Thomas
Anderson and John Vander Weg,
Wayne State University, and
Benny Goodman, TIAA Vice President.
Speakers from panel on Sexual
Harassment in Higher Education
and Developing Labor-Management
Solutions: (left to right) Frazier
Benya, National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering and Medicine, Eve
Weinbaum, UMass Amherst,
Ana Avendano, independent scholar
and former Assistant to the AFL-CIO
President, and Janet Elie Faulkner,
Faulkner Legal.
Speakers from the panel discussing
the new book The Future of Academic Freedom, published by Johns Hopkins
University Press (left to right) Donna
Young, Albany Law School, Jennifer
Eagan, California Faculty Association,
Lili Palacios-Baldwin, Tufts University,
Kent Syverud, Syracuse University
Chancellor and President, and author
Henry Reichman, Chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
Workshop by SUNY SAIL Institute
on Leading Difficult Conversations
on Campus, facilitated by Scott
Vinciguerra, Leadership Development Associate, SUNY Strategic and
Academic Innovative Leadership Institute.
SUNY SAIL Institute workshop
participant Andrea Caviness,
Executive Director of Human
Resources, Baruch College,
City University of New York.
Panelists on Shared Governance
and Collective Bargaining following
Janus (left to right) Catherine Cleaver,
Adelphi University AAUP, Joe Ambash,
Fisher & Phillips LLP, Saerom Park,
SEIU, and Carl Levine, Levy Ratner,
P.C., and Holly Stern, NJIT.
Panelists on Progressive State
Responses to Janus (left to right)
eNika Moore, NY Attorney General's
Office, Labor Bureau, Hon. Linda
Greenstein, New Jersey State
Senator, Terri Gerstein, American
Constitution Society and Harvard
Law School Labor and Worklife
Program, Nancy Walker, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Fair Labor
Section, and Maryann Parker, SEIU.
Panelists on Title IX Revisited
(left to right) Donna Young,
Albany Law School, Tony Thomas,
Brooklyn College, CUNY, and Risa Lieberwitz, Cornell ILR, AAUP
General Counsel, and National
Center Board of Advisors member.
Speakers from panel Reaching
First Graduate Student Contracts
at Brandeis and Tufts (left to right)
Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University,
Lilli Palacios-Baldwin, Tufts University, Desiree Murphy, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, and Matt Dauphin, SEIU.
Panelists on Racial and Economic
Equity in Higher Education with
(left to right) Sara Goldrick-Rab,
Temple University, Sameer
Gadkaree, The Joyce Foundation, Catharine Bond Hill, Ithaka S+R
and former President, Vassar College, and Mark Huelsman, Demos.
National Center Conference Staff
with (left to right) Greg Johnson,
Amy Jeu, Michelle Savarese,
Winnie Johnson, and Kim Middleton.

December 2019 Regional Conference at California State University, Long Beach

The National Center is pleased to announce its upcoming labor-management Regional Conference. Click here for the preliminary program and please check back for further details in the next few months.

Annual National NYC Conference: March 29, 30, 31, 2020

As well, for more information regarding the Center's 47th Annual National Conference in NYC, please check back for further details in the next few months.

Become a Conference Sponsor or Purchase an Advertisement in the Regional or Annual Conference Programs

Your organization or firm can demonstrate its support for the the 2019 Regional or 2020 Annual NYC Conferences by becoming sponsor or purchasing an advertisement in the conference program. To become a sponsor or to purchase an advertisement, email us at