June 5, 2018
The faculty of the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) today moved to form a faculty union by filing a petition with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Under Oregon’s public sector labor law, a union can petition for certification when a majority of potential bargaining unit members sign authorization cards, a process known as “card check.”
The new union, representing approximately 180 full-time faculty members, including tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members, will be a chapter of the AAUP. It aims to strengthen shared governance and to establish a legally enforceable contract with respect to working conditions, pay, and benefits.
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