Day of Action - February 26th - 02/11/18

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. They stood together to fight for the freedom to join in a strong union, and to be treated with dignity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed: “I AM A MAN.” &n... - Read More

Secretary of Education Locks Out Students, Parents and Teachers - 02/10/18

From Randy Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (edited to remove links): We went to the Department of Education yesterday to deliver our 80,000 #comments4betsy, but, despite the fact we had asked for an appointment and informed her staff of our purpose well in advance, DeVos lock... - Read More

Election of Officers - NYS Conference 2018 - 01/01/18

The Election Committee of the New York State Conference of the American Association of University Professors has certified the following candidates for office in the 2018 elections. NYS Conference elections will be held in parallel with national AAUP elections. The ballots will be mailed together to... - Read More

New York State Constitutional Convention Defeated - 11/13/17

By 83% of the vote, a proposal to hold a New York State Constitutional Convention was defeated. The proposal was opposed by most labor organizations in the state as a danger to current constitutional protections. In addition, the convention was cited as a colossal waste of taxpayer money with an est... - Read More

Your Union Dues Now Tax-Deductible - 10/18/17

Under a provision passed in the 2017-18 New York State budget, your union dues are now fully deductible from your New York State taxes, if you itemize deductions. For more, read this article: - Read More

Attack on Workers Compensation in New York - 10/18/17

On September 1, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board issued proposed regulations and a draft of new “impairment guidelines.”  The Board’s proposals completely disregard the New York State Legislature’s charge to update its guidelines based on &ldquo... - Read More

A Climate of Fear for Adjunct Faculty - 03/28/17

70.4%. That’s the latest AAUP data on the percentage of faculty jobs that are contingent. It’s a trend that over the past forty years has only gone in one direction: up. Related to contingency are a host of issues -- a lack of due process that protects academic freedom, exploitative pay... - Read More

New York Ruling on Faculty Handbook as a Contract - 12/20/16

Inside Higher Ed article New York Ruling on Faculty Handbook as a Contract. Submitted by Colleen Flaherty on December 20, 2016 - 3:00am  A New York State appellate court has reinstated two professors’ lawsuit against New York University, which alleges that the institution broke a d... - Read More

Graduate Students Can Unionize at Private Colleges, Labor Board Rules - 08/23/16

The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 paved the way for graduate student assistants to join labor unions after it ruled that such workers at private colleges and universities in the U.S. are considered employees under federal labor law... (read article by... - Read More


RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AAUP, AFT AND NEA FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Together with our combined members—including more than 350,000 in the higher education workforce—the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers an... - Read More

AAUP Report: The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX - 03/24/16

Today, the AAUP is releasing an important draft report, The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX. We strongly encourage you and your AAUP colleagues to read it and send us your comments.  The report was written by a joint subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Grapples with Union Issue - 03/09/16

By Bethany Bump Published Times Union Plus - 9:25 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Albany Just over half of full-time faculty at the College of Saint Rose are seeking union representation, saying they've lost trust in the shared governance model that for so long allowed them to influence impo... - Read More

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good - 02/27/16

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good is a conference to be held 8:00-4:30 February, 27th, 2016 at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. It is sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania AAUP Alliance, a caucus of the Pennsylvania Division of... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Statement on Tenure, Academic Freedom, & Shared Governance - 01/25/16

With great admiration and respect we share a statement of principle from the College of Saint Rose AAUP Chapter, authored by chapter president, Kathleen Crowley. The CSR faculty were notified officially on December 11th, 2015 by Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco, President  of th... - Read More