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Benefits to Faculty

Benefits to faculty for collective bargaining, compliments of Sarah Ryan, Evergreen State University

  • If faculty chose a union with members at other Wisconsin state campuses, they would have a statewide voice on higher education and faculty issues and staff to organize lobbying or political efforts.
  • Unions usually succeed in improving members’ pay and securing benefits.
  • Existing governance and academic decision making practice is protected; a union contract could protect economic, workload, and individual rights.
  • Trustees would be compelled to negotiate with faculty.
  • Faculty compensation and benefits, other procedures would be negotiable and committed to a binding contract.
  • Unions are compelled to represent every member of the bargaining unit.
  • Active union members tend to stay current and active on issues affecting faculty. 
  • Faculty could become part of statewide labor movement, increasing support from some community members and adding political clout.
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by Kercher, Stephen E last modified Mar 05, 2010 12:06 PM