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PostDocs at University of Oregon close to Unionize?.. Next PostDoc Union in the making!

Though the original AAUP news do not specifies PostDoc but claims as three categories of faculties and researchers initiated Union mission, the Higher Ed Chronicles lists one among the category the PostDocs...

Chronicles of Higher Ed: Adjuncts and Postdocs Are Among U. of Oregon Faculty Who Vote to Unionize

March 14, 2012, 2:29 pm
A wide range of different faculty types at the University of Oregon have voted to form a union affiliated with the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, according to a statementfrom union organizers. The AAUP says the formation of the union was supported by a majority of University of Oregon workers in each faculty category it would represent: tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time and part-time contingent faculty, research assistants, research associates, and postdoctoral employees. The union will be formally certified once Oregon’s Employee Relations Board confirms the election’s results.


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Faculty at the University of Oregon One Step Closer to Forming a Union

March 14, 2012
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University of Oregon Faculty File Cards with Majority Support for New Union

Faculty members at the University of Oregon have moved one step closer to forming a union.  Yesterday, union authorization cards signed by a clear majority of faculty were filed with the state Employment Relations Board (ERB). 
The United Academics of the University of Oregon seeks to restore the voice of faculty in the university’s educational and research priorities. “We look forward to a cooperative and productive relationship with the University administration, based on a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our students,” said Michael Dreiling, Associate Professor of Sociology.



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