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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's 2017 Annual Conference

The National Center extends its many thanks to the speakers, sponsors, attendees, staff, and volunteers who made our 2017 annual conference a
major success. 

Photographs from the conference are displayed below.  Additional photographs, podcasts, and the conference proceedings will be posted
over the next few months.

We are also pleased to announce that our 45th Annual Conference will
take place on April 15-17, 2018 at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC.               Click here for the 2018 Call for Papers.

The conference was underwritten with a grant from TIAA-CREF.

Photographs from the 44th Annual Conference

Keynote Presentations
(l-r) National Center Executive Director William A. Herbert, former NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman,  NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra, and former NLRB Chairman and current NLRB Board Member Mark G. Pearce.
The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism on the State of Higher Education
(ccw) Susan Jacoby, author, The Age of American Unreason, Frederick P. Schaffer, Chair, New York City Campaign Finance Board, Hank Reichman, AAUP Vice President, and Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Professional Development for Adjunct and Tenure-Track Faculty
(l-r) Gary Rhoades, Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow, Malini Cadambi-Daniel, SEIU Director of Higher Education, and Barbara Madeloni, Massachusetts Teachers Association President.
Legal Issues in Higher Education: Annual Review of Developments
(l-r) Juditra Burgess, Boston University Labor Relations Director, Richard Griffin, NLRB General Counsel, Kristin Klein Wheaton, Goldberg Segalla,  John Wirenius, NYS Public Employment Relations Board Chairperson, and Aaron Nisenson, AAUP Senior Legal Counsel. 
The Role of Endowments in Financing Higher Education
(l-r) Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, Kenneth Redd, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, NACUBO, Elizabeth Parisian, Assistant Director, AFT Research and Strategic Initiatives, and Peter M. Rup, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Artemis Wealth Advisors, LLC.
The Capital Markets and Higher Education
(l-r) Jacob Apkarian, York College, Susan Fitzgerald, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investor Services, Charlie Eaton, Stanford University, and Tim Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge Capital Advisors.
A Primer on National Labor Relations Board  Procedures (l-r) John Walsh, NLRB Director, Region 1, Karen P. Fernbach, NLRB, Director, Region 2, Kathy Drew King, NLRB Director, Region 29, and James O. Castagnera, Associate Provost and Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs, Rider University. Lincoln, Labor, and Race
(l-r) James Oakes, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College,  and Edna Greene Medford, Chair, Howard University Department of History.
Age Discrimination Issues in Higher Education (l-r) Jason Walta, NEA Senior Counsel,Karen Bitar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Justin Mulaire, EEOC Supervisory Trial Attorney, and John T. Rose, Dean for Diversity, Hunter College, CUNY.

Addtional 44th Annual Conference Sponsors:

Plan to Purchase an Advertisement in the 45th Annual Conference Program

Your organization or firm can support the 2018 conference by purchasing an advertisement in the conference program. To purchase an advertisement email us at Click here for the 2017 conference program.