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Pitt Faculty Ratifies First Union Contract

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Faculty representatives at the University of Pittsburgh have ratified the first union contract that sets a salary and wage minimum for workers at the university. The tentative agreement is over two years in the making since the university’s faculty voted to unionize as the USW–Union of Pitt Faculty. all faculty.

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Columbia College Eliminates Vacancies After Faculty Cuts

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Columbia College Chicago has laid off 70 faculty and staff members with plans to remove 32 vacant positions to address financial concerns amid declining enrollment numbers. The announcement tops mounting troubles for the college, whose budget deficit is expected to grow to $38 million.

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UCLA Faculty, Staff Demand Chancellor’s Resignation

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More than 800 members of the University of California, Los Angeles, faculty and staff are calling for the resignation of Chancellor Dr. Gene D. all legal charges be dropped and grant full amnesty to all students, staff, and faculty who were involved in the encampment and peaceful protest, and 2.) Dr. Gene D.

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MSU Tenure-Track Faculty Look to Unionize

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Michigan State University (MSU) tenure-track faculty have launched a public unionization campaign to gain more influence in administrative decision-making, The State News reported. To be recognized as a collective bargaining group, the Union of Tenure Stream Faculty will need support from a simple majority of MSU’s tenure-track faculty.

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Columbia College Eliminates Vacancies After Faculty Cuts

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Columbia College Chicago has laid off 70 faculty and staff members with plans to remove 32 vacant positions to address financial concerns amid declining enrollment numbers. The announcement tops mounting troubles for the college, whose budget deficit is expected to grow to $38 million.

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Michigan State Tenure Faculty Continue Push for Union Recognition

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Michigan State University tenure and tenure-track faculty members are on track toward forming a union, according to reporting from the Lansing State Journal. A group of tenure and tenure-track faculty members at Michigan State University are seeking union recognition from the Board of Trustees.

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Two Maryland Community College Faculty Unions Recognized

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New faculty unions at Howard Community College and Frederick Community College have been certified and recognized, with full-time faculty recognized as AFT-Maryland members, Maryland Matters reported. More than 80% of Howard’s 170 faculty and 100 Frederick faculty submitted cards Aug.