Faculty, Including Adjuncts, at Univ. of Kansas Looking to Unionize

by Abdullah Al-Awhad Low salaries, lack of communication between the administration and faculty, and tensions about the Kansas Board of Regents’ regulations of tenured faculty are the reasons the United Academics of the University of Kansas, a prospective union, cited for its emergence. Under the umbrella of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), UAKU aims to represent over 1,500 full-time and part-time tenured and non-tenured-track faculty. Berl Oakley, a professor of molecular biology at the University and union member, said UAKU has made “a lot of progress” with card signing, a required step for […]
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