At the 2022 AAUP Biennial Meeting in Washington, DC, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) launched an affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). This partnership enables access to the greater resources and reach of AFT while preserving the independence, professional expertise and experience of AAUP, with its 107 years of organizing in higher education.
A response to the university’s move to exclude non-TT faculty and librarians from our union
In a classic union-busting move, the university seeks to divide us rather than unite us. The administration has filed an objection to FAM’s proposed bargaining unit, which includes all full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, TCPL, and librarians). The university says that the unit should only comprise tenured and tenure-track faculty, claiming that we do not form a shared “community of interest” with other full-time faculty.
The objection’s purpose is clear: to divide and delay Miami faculty’s union. But we are a faculty united in support of our educational mission, our right to equitable pay and working conditions, and our right to organize—and precedent suggests that the State Employment Relations Board will support our proposed bargaining unit.