for the S tudy of C ollective B argaining in 
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                                                                                                 October, 2018
The National Center E-Note is a monthly electronic newsletter containing research and analysis relevant to unionization and collective bargaining in higher education and the professions.

1.    National Center's 46th Annual National Conference: April 7-9, 2019

2.    Welcome the New Members of the National Center's Board of Advisors

3.    St. Cloud State University: Post-Janus Injunction Denied

4.    Amicus Briefs Requested in a Massachusetts Post-Janus Case

5.    Amicus Briefs Requested in Higher Ed Contract Repudiation Case

6.    Columbia University: UAW Certified to Represent Post-Docs
7.    Northwestern U.: NTT Representation Petition Dismissed After Election

10.   Seminole State College of Florida: Faculty Vote for SEIU Representation

11.    Illinois State University: GSE Vote in Favor of SEIU Representation

16.   Announcement: Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellowships

17.   Job Posting: Work and Family Researchers Network Executive Officer 

18.   Job Posting: UMass History Department and Labor Studies Program

19.   Job Posting: Assistant Provost for Academic Employee and Labor Relations 
National Center's 46th Annual National Conference: April 7-9, 2019
Conference Theme 
The National Center's 46th annual labor-management conference will be taking place on April 7-9, 2019 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The theme of the conference will be Collective Bargaining after Janus.
The following are some of the confirmed panels and workshops for next year's annual conference:   
Plenary: The History of Right to Work from the First Gilded Age to Janus
Cedric de Leon, Director and Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Labor Center 
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
Chad E. Pearson, Professor of History, Collin College 
Sophia Z. Lee, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Presenter and Moderator   
Panel: The Economic Impact of Right to Work (panel in formation)
Fred Floss, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, SUNY Buffalo State University and Fiscal Policy Institute Senior Fellow
Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute
Panel: Community Colleges, Collective Bargaining, and Right to Work
Deborah Williams, NEA Faculty Association President and Lead Negotiator, Johnson County Community College
Terry Calaway, former President, Johnson County Community College
Lee Cross, Trustee, Johnson County Community College   
DeWayne Sheaffer, President, NEA National Council for Higher Education, Moderator
Panel: Mending Fences and Building Bridges: A Labor-Management Dialogue on Cultural and Institutional Change 
Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Kenneth Mash, President, Association of Pennsylvania State College 
and  University Faculties
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, Moderator
Panel:  Reaching First Graduate Student Contracts at Brandies and Tufts  
Lisa Lynch, Provost, Brandeis University
Matt Dauphin, Higher Education Coordinator, SEIU Local 509
Lili Palacios-Baldwin, Associate General Counsel, Tufts University
Desiree Murphy, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Vimal Patel, Chronicle of Higher Education, Moderator
Panel: Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education
Malini Cadambi Daniel, SEIU, Director for Higher Education  
Daniel J. Julius, Senior Vice President and Provost, New Jersey City University  
Barry Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Labour Relations, York University
Liz Perlman, Executive Director, AFSCME, University of California Employees
Gary Rhoades, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona
Marilyn Sneiderman, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Moderator
Book Session: Henry Reichman, The Future of Academic Freedom (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2019) (panel in formation)
Kent D. Syverud, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University
Jennifer Eagan, President, California Faculty Association
Lili Palacios-Baldwin, Associate General Counsel, Tufts University
Henry Reichman, Chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Panel: Investigating and Handling Employee Discipline
Letitia F. Silas, Associate General Counsel for Labor RelationsHoward University
Joshua D. Nadreau, Fisher Phillips
Kathy Sheffield, Director of Representation, California Faculty Association
Pat Domaratz, Labor Relations Specialist, UUP 

Panel: Arbitrators' Perspectives on the Handling of Disciplinary Issues
Homer C. La Rue, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
Haydeé Rosario, Labor Arbitrator and Mediator
John Woods, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Ombuds
Sarah Miller Espinosa, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Ombuds, Moderator
Panel: Racial and Economic Equity in Higher Education (panel in formation)
Catharine Bond Hill, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R
Mark Huelsman, Associate Director, Policy & Research, Demos
Sameer Gadkaree, Senior Program Officer, Joyce Foundation, Moderator
Research Panel: Faculty Compensation in Public Higher Education
Stephen G. Katsinas, Professor, Higher Education and Political Science,  Director, Education Policy Center, at the University Alabama
Nathaniel J. Bray, Professor, Higher Education Administration and Associate Director, Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama

Workshop: Discovering My Leadership Voice (workshop in formation)
SUNY SAIL Institute Facilitator 
Workshop: Assertive Communications: Leading Difficult Conversations on Campus (workshop in formation) SUNY SAIL Institute Facilitator  
We will be providing updates concerning other panels and workshops in the upcoming monthly newsletters and on our website.   C2
Welcome the New Members of the National Center's Board of Advisors
We are very pleased to announce the four new members who have joined the National Center's Board of Advisors.  Each will be making important contributions to our activities and programming based on their extensive and diverse experiences and knowledge. 
Beverley Brakeman is the UAW Region 9A Director.  Previously, she was the Region 9A assistant director. Brakeman, a member of UAW Local 376 in Connecticut, began her work with UAW under the direction of then-UAW Region 9A Director Phil Wheeler. She was hired to run Citizens for Economic Opportunity (CEO), a coalition started by the UAW comprised of community, labor, faith-based and other allied groups with an interest in challenging corporate power and accountability. Under Brakeman's leadership, CEO took on important fights like the lack of transparency and accountability in the use of state-funded, taxpayer-driven economic development grants and loans to corporations in return for job creation. In the early 2000s when states were fighting for better laws and policies to increase health care coverage for all, Brakeman started and led Labor for Universal Healthcare. This group fought in the legislature, in corporate boardrooms, on the streets and even in police vans against insurance company excessive CEO pay and profits. Prior to coming on the UAW's staff in 2008, Beverley worked as a temporary organizer on the successful drive to organize Foxwoods Casino dealers. She attended the Organizing Institute and worked with the Foxwoods team to build community and political support for the dealers.
Theodore H. (Terry) Curry is the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources at Michigan State University.  Prior to becoming Associate Provost, he served eight years as Director of the graduate School of Labor and Industrial Relations (now the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations) of Michigan State University.  He is also a professor of human resources management and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration with concentration in human resources management from the University of Kansas.  Professor Curry has held line management positions in the telephone and banking industries, and staff positions for Proctor & Gamble and Bishop College, Dallas, Texas.  He has served as an instructor at the University of Kansas and at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Curry regularly serves as a seminar leader for management development programs in the areas of teambuilding; leadership and motivation; human resources (personnel) management; employee performance planning, development, and appraisal; equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and workforce diversity; and, dealing with problem employees, including discipline, grievances and grievance procedures.  He developed and led the first management seminar for Court Officers and other top managers of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Professor Curry received the 1997 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts.  In 2002 he was inducted by Chief Justice William Rehnquist into the Warren Burger Society. He has served as a consultant and seminar developer for the supreme courts, intermediate appellate courts and trial courts of numerous states.  He has served as a consultant to a number of companies, and associations in the United States and abroad on human resources management and training concerns and was appointed a charter member of the Michigan Governor's Labor Management Advisory Committee. Professor Curry is a member of several professional and honorary organizations, including the Labor and Employment Relations Association and Society for Human Resources Management.   He serves on the Central HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium) Advisory Board.  He has written a number of articles for professional publications including the Personnel Administrator, Training and Development Journal, and the texts Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management, Understanding Cultural Diversity, Employment Law:  The Workplace Responsibilities of Employers and Employees and Managing Human Resources in the 21st Century.
Jennifer Eagan is President of the California Faculty Association.  Ms. Eagan has also served as CFA Associate Vice President-North and as president of her campus chapter at CSU East Bay. She is a professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs & Administration at East Bay. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Duquesne University, 1999 and a BA in Philosophy and American Studies, Mary Washington College, 1991.
Lili Palacios-Baldwin is Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment at Tufts University, a position she has held since 2013.  She began her career at Robinson & Cole LLP where she practiced in the areas of land use, real estate, and labor and employment law, following co-ops with the Massachusetts Land Court, Equal Rights Advocates, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. Ms. Palacios-Baldwin later served as a Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she practiced for almost ten years. While with the EEOC, she litigated individual and class cases within the federal courts, conducted training and public presentations, and worked with federal investigators on both enforcement and litigation matters throughout New England, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Upon leaving the EEOC, Ms. Palacios-Baldwin continued her law practice with the firm of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, a Boston boutique labor, employment and litigation firm.  Ms. Palacios-Baldwin is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Northeastern University School of Law.C3
St. Cloud State University: Post-Janus Injunction Denied
Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, et al. Civ. No. 18-1895 (U.S.D.C., Minnesota)

On September 27, 2018, United States District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a decision denying a motion by St. Cloud State University Professor Kathleen Uradnik for an injunction prohibiting the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) from representing and speaking on her behalf in IFO's role as the exclusive representative of the faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.  

According to her allegations, Uradnik is not an IFO member and disagrees with the union on many issues.  Relying on Janus v. AFSCME, she argues that the exclusive representation provision of Minnesota's public sector collective bargaining law violates the First Amendment because it mandates compelled speech and association. 

In denying Uradnik's request for an injunction, Judge Magnuson found that Uradnik did not have a likelihood of success on the merits of her lawsuit based on the Supreme Court's decision in Minnesota State Board for Community Colleges v. Knight, 465 U.S. 271 (1984), which rejected a First Amendment challenge to exclusive representation during meet and confer meetings.

Secondly, Judge Magnuson examined Uradnik's claim under the exacting scrutiny mandated by Janus. He concluded that exclusive representation serves a compelling state interest of providing public employees with representational democracy and greater bargaining power, and avoids the dissension that would be caused by plural representation.  Lastly, he found that those interests could not be accomplished through significantly less intrusive means. 

Professor Uradnik is being represented by the Buckeye Institute, which announced its intent to appeal.  C4
Amicus Briefs Requested in a Massachusetts Post-Janus Case
Branch v. Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, Case Docket, SJC-12603 
On October 10, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an announcement inviting amicus briefs in a case challenging exclusive representation rights under Massachusetts' public sector collective bargaining statute.

The judicial announcement identified three legal questions it seeks to be addressed by amici:
1Whether the imposition of compulsory agency or service fees, pursuant to G.L.C. 150E, on public employees who choose not to become union members, but who may benefit from collective bargaining, violates the United States Constitution.
2.  Whether G.L.C. 150E, § 12, impermissibly burdens the constitutional rights of non-union public employees by requiring them to apply for a rebate of certain fees rather than requiring affirmative consent to the payment of fees.
3.  Whether, by permitting a union to be the exclusive employee representative with respect to bargaining on the terms and conditions of employment, but failing to require that non-union public employees have a voice and a vote with respect to those terms and conditions, G.L.C. 150E impermissibly coerces non-union member public employees to discontinue the free exercise of their First Amendment rights.C5
Amicus Briefs Requested in Higher Ed Contract Repudiation Case
Board of Higher Education v. Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, 
Case Docket No. SJC-12621

On October 12, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an announcement inviting amicus briefs in a case brought by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) challenging a February 6, 2015 decision by the Massachusetts Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB).  In that decision, the agency concluded that BHE had repudiated the provisions of Article XX, § C (10) of the collective bargaining agreement when it assigned part-time faculty to teach courses in excess of the contractual limitation. 

T he judicial announcement identified the following legal questions it seeks to be addressed by amici:

Where a provision in the collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the union representing faculty at certain Massachusetts State colleges and universities limits the percentage of courses that may be taught by part-time faculty, whether that provision impermissibly intrudes on the statutory authority under G.L.C. 15A, § 22, to appoint, transfer, dismiss, promote and award tenure to all personnel, or on the board's authority to determine and effectuate educational policy.

Additional information about the issues in the case are available from BHE's appellate brief and reply brief, and CERB's appellate brief. C6
Columbia University: UAW Certified to Represent Post-Docs
Columbia University, NLRB Case No. 02-RC-225405

On October 4, 2018, the NLRB tallied the ballots from an on-site election conducted concerning a petition filed by the UAW seeking to represent post-doctoral scholars at Columbia University.  The tally showed that 729 post-docs voted in favor of representation and 339 vote against, in a bargaining unit of 2,067.

As a result of the election, the UAW was certified on October 12, 2018 to represent the following bargaining unit at Columbia University:

Included: All postdoctoral researchers who have received a doctorate or its professional equivalent who provide services to Columbia University, including Postdoctoral Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Research Scholars, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Associate Research Scientists, and Associate Research Scholars. 
Excluded: All other employees, including Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows and Postdoctoral Residency Fellows, guards and supervisors as defined in the Act.C7
Northwestern U.:  NTT Representation Petition Dismissed After Election
Northwestern University, NLRB Case No. 13-RC-177943

On September 27, 2018, the NLRB Board issued a decision vacating the certification of SEIU to represent a bargaining unit of all full-time and part-time non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern University, concluding that the NLRB Region 13 Acting Director had erred in failing to count the ballots of 25 faculty members.

Following the NLRB Board decision, NLRB Region 13 conducted a new tally of ballots on October 9, 2018, which included the ballots of the 25 faculty members, and found that in a unit of 678 full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate non-tenure-eligible faculty 231 voted in favor of representation, and 242 voted against.  As a result, the petition was dismissed on October 17, 2018.C8
Lake-Sumter State College: Faculty Vote in Favor of UFF Representation
 Lake-Sumter State College Board of Trustees, FPERC EL-2018-2011
On October 2, 2018, the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission tallied the ballots from an election concerning a petition filed by United Faculty of Florida (UFF) seeking to represent faculty at Lake-Sumter State College. 

In a unit of 82 faculty, 62 voted in favor of union representation and 6 voted against. As a result UFF was  certified to represent the following bargaining unit at Lake-Sumter State College:

I ncluded: Instructor, Staff Librarian, Assistant Professor, Assistant Librarian, Associate Professor, Associate Librarian, Senior Professor, Senior Librarian, Lecturer, Full-Time Temporary Instructor,
Excluded: All managerial, administrative, supervisory and confidential employees including, but not limited to, those job titles categorized as follows: administrative and professional, career service, other professional services, part-time employees, adjunct faculty, acting or interim faculty.C9    
Lake-Sumter State College: Election Ordered for Program Managers
 Lake-Sumter State College Board of Trustees, FPERC RC-2018-021 
On September 25, 2018, the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission issued an  order directing an election concerning a petition filed by United Faculty of Florida (UFF) seeking to represent program managers at Lake-Sumter State College.   
In its original petition, UFF had sought to represent department chairs as well. However, that position was eliminated as part of the college's reorganization, which led to a modification of the unit being sought by UFF.
The following is the at-issue unit that will be the subject of the representation election: 

Included: Program manager.

Excluded: All managerial, administrative, supervisory and confidential employees including, but not limited to, those job titles categorized as follows: administrative and professional, career service, other professional services, part-time employees, adjunct faculty, acting or interim faculty and positions in the faculty bargaining unit in Case No. RC-2018-005.C10
Seminole State College of Florida: Faculty Vote for SEIU Representation
Seminole State College of Florida , FPERC Case No. EL-2018-020
On October 16, 2018, the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission tallied the ballots in an election concerning a petition filed by SEIU seeking to represent non-tenure track faculty at Seminole State College of Florida.  In a unit of 517,177 voted in favor of SEIU representation and 101 voted against.  
The following is the at-issue non-tenure track faculty unit at Seminole State College of Florida:
Included:  All part-time adjunct faculty employed by Seminole State College and teaching at least one college-credit-bearing course.  
Excluded: All tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time faculty, deans, assistants to deans, provosts, employees covered by an existing collective bargaining agreement at SSC, and all other employees of SSC. C11
Illinois State University : GSE Vote in Favor of SEIU Representation
Illinois State University, IELRB Case No. 2018-RC-0014-C
On February 26, 2018, SEIU filed a petition seeking to represent a unit of approximately 475 teaching assistants at Illinois State University.  An on-site election was conducted on October 18, 2018 with the ballot tally demonstrating that 160 teaching assistants voted in favor SEIU representation and 36 voted against.   

The following is the at-issue bargaining unit:

Included: All teaching assistants employed by Illinois State University.
Excluded: Research assistants, pre-professional assistants, graduate practicum employees, administrative/operational assistants, all other graduate student employees not performing the duties of teaching assistants, and all other employees of Illinois State University.C12
Grinnell College: Petition to Represent Campus-Wide Undergraduate Unit
On October 9, 2018, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) filed a representation petition with the NLRB seeking to represent a unit of 915 student employees at Grinnell College.  In 2016, USGDW was certified to represent a unit of student dining workers on campus.

Included: All student employment positions.
Excluded: Positions in Dining Services, and all supervisors and guards, as defined in the Act.C13
NYSC AAUP Fall Meeting on Nov. 2-3, 2018 in Poughkeepsie, New York
AAUP New York State Conference Fall 2018 Meeting  
Dates: November 2 and 3, 2018  
Location: Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Conference theme: All ONE Faculty - Reclaiming Our Power


Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 35015, Syracuse, New York 13235.  Please indicate whether or not you are paying for lunch ($10) and/or dinner ($50).  Payments for registered participants will also be accepted at the door.
Friday (Bowne Hall, Room 122):
12:00 pm-5:30 pm - Business Meeting
6:30 pm - Dinner at Mill House Brewing Company (289 Mill Street) ($50/pp, advanced reservations required)
Saturday (Bowne Hall, Room 122) (Registration, including lunch is $10.00):
9:00 am-9:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks  
NYSC AAUP President Jeff Baker and Sally Dear-Healey, Executive Director
Dutchess Community College President - Dr. Pamela Edington
Introduction of Professional Staff Organization Chair Chrisie Mitchell and Dutchess United Educators President Mark Condon by Dutchess-AAUP Chapter leader Leah Akins.
10:00 am-12:00 pm  
Defending Academic Freedom and Restoring Professional Dignity for Adjunct/Contingent Faculty
Speaker/Trainer: Don Eron, University of Colorado, Boulder  
12:00  pm -1:00 pm.
Lunch and Discussion: The AAUP in a Post-Janus Climate
Facilitator: Sally Dear-Healey, Executive Director NYSC AAUP
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Organizing and Office Visits 101: This is What "Disruptive Innovation" Should Look Like on Your Campus  
Speaker/Trainer: David Kociemba, AAUP East Coast Organizer
Open panel discussion on Adjuncts/Contingents featuring Angel Martinez (PSC) and other speakers.
For additional information or questions contact Sally Dear-Healey, Executive Director, NYSC AAUP at or by calling (607) 656-9477 
New Report: Out of Shadows: Experiences of Contract Academic Staff
Our friends above the border hedge in the  Canadian Association of University Teachers have issued a new report by Karen Foster and Louise Birdsell Bauer entitled Out of the Shadows: Experiences of Contract Academic Staff.  

The report includes findings made based on a national survey of contract academic teaching staff at Canadian institutions of higher learning.  The following is an excerpt from the report's executive summary:

"The overall findings, from 2606 respondents, paint a negative picture of highly qualified and committed academics who are underpaid, overworked, and under-resourced, and who  feel excluded in the Canadian post-secondary institutions where they try to provide an excellent education to students under dismal working conditions. Specifically, we learned that:

-More than half (53%) want a tenure-track university or full-time, permanent college job, and this desire holds even for people who have been teaching for 16-20 years. Only 25% said, unequivocally, that they do not want a tenure-track or permanent, full-time academic appointment. The remainder are unsure whether or not they want a tenure-track appointment.

-Job security ranks as the top priority concern. Only 21% of respondents had non-academic full-time, permanent work. If there is a 'majority' group among our respondents, it is people who are trying to make a full-time career out of working at a post-secondary institution.

-The dominant CAS experience is that of people who rely on such employment to make ends meet. However, it is also clear that most cannot rely on their CAS employment alone.Most have some other form of income or feel that their current situation is unsustainable.

-Women and racialized CAS work more hours per course per week than their white male CAS colleagues and are over represented in lower income categories.

-42% of CAS believe their mental health was impacted by their PSE employment. 87% of those respondents believe their mental health was been negatively impacted by their CAS employment.

-Just 19% of those surveyed think the post-secondary institutions where they work are model employers and supporters of good jobs."C15
SAIL Institute Offering Workshops on Higher Education Leadership
SUNY's SAIL Institute is a system-wide think tank and leadership development organization dedicated to advancing understanding and building human capacity in the areas of strategic, academic, and innovative leadership.  
SAIL offers regular programs to build the capacity of leaders today so they can lead the institutions of tomorrow:
The intensive 3 day experience, designed specifically for higher education leaders, will provide an opportunity to focus on leadership skills and competencies in order for both the individual and campus to enjoy Sustainability in Leadership.

January 9-11, 2019 Renssealerville, New York 
The Executive Leadership Academy is designed for academic and administrative professionals with aspirational goals to advance to the highest level of leadership in higher education, specifically to secure presidential, vice presidential or other executive leadership positions in the next one to three years.
June 17-20, 2019 NYC 
SAIL's signature week long professional development program designed to enhance leadership skills, making SUNY's higher education leaders more effective on their campuses and preparing them to take on more responsibilities in the future.
July 29 - August 2, 2019, White Eagle Conference Center on Lake Moraine in Hamilton, New York 
NYSERNet and the SAIL Institute have partnered to provide the award-winning CIO Leadership Academy to support aspiring and current CIOs and IT professionals develop and strengthen their leadership abilities.
February - May 2019 
The SUNY Global Leader Experience is a student leadership development program offered in partnership with Common Purpose (based in the UK).
Summer 2019 
Being an effective department chair requires an individual to articulate and execute a vision for the future, understand their strengths and weakness as a leader, have a firm understanding of practical management skills, and serve as an effective boundary spanner between the faculty and the college administration. SAIL Department Chair Summits offers opportunity and resources to build the leadership capacity of current and future department chairs. 
May 30 & 31, 2019 Renssealerville, New York 
The SUNY360 is an online leadership skills inventory tool that is owned and offered by the SAIL Institute. It is one of the only 360 assessments specifically designed for higher education leaders.  
 Announcement: Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellowships
                                 Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellows
Harvard Law School's Labor and Worklife Program invites applications for appointment as a Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellow.  Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellows are promising labor lawyers with high academic achievements, a commitment to advancing labor law scholarship, and a strong interest in teaching.  The Fellows will devote themselves to scholarship in preparation for entry into the teaching market and will contribute to the intellectual life of the Labor & Worklife Program.
Fellows' research topics must relate to how labor law is evolving in response to innovative forms of labor management relations or to changes in the labor markets.  Topics may include legal status of privately negotiated processes for organizing and recognizing unions; state, local or international approaches to labor law innovation; new forms of workplace organization, including those that rely not on the National Labor Relations Act but on other statutory regimes; the intersection of labor and immigration law; mechanisms for consideration of worker interests in the political process; and legal responses to changes in the labor market, including processes for collective action among people who derive income from the "gig economy."
It is assumed that the bulk of the Fellow's time will be devoted to scholarship.  Professor Benjamin Sachs, Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry, will provide mentoring for the fellow and facilitate mentoring relationships with other HLS faculty.  In addition, the Fellow will be expected to collaborate with the Executive Director of the Labor & Worklife Program Sharon Block on labor-law related programming conducted throughout the fellowship year.  Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research findings in a Labor and Worklife Program-sponsored event during the fellowship year.
The program anticipates providing one, two-year fellowship commencing in the fall of 2019.  The fellowship stipend will be approximately $50,000 per year.
A J.D. degree is required.  Experience practicing labor or employment is not required, but will be considered favorably.  To apply, submit a cover letter; your resume and law school transcript; two or three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a recommender familiar with your experience practicing labor and employment law, if applicable; and one scholarly writing sample.  Either your cover letter or a separate research agenda should discuss in detail the research project(s) you intend to undertake as a fellow.   Applications are due by December 15, 2018 for the 2019-20 term, and should be sent to:
Wertheim Academic Fellowship
Harvard Law School
50 Church Street, Floor 3
Cambridge, MA 02138
or via email to (subject line: Wertheim Academic Fellowship.  C17
Job Posting: Work and Family Researchers Network Executive Officer
                                Work and Family Researchers Network
T he Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is currently seeking an experienced professional for the position of Executive Officer.  The WFRN is a non-profit (501-c-3) membership organization. We are an interdisciplinary and international community of work and family researchers that also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners. The mission of WFRN is to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. 
As a fairly new organization, we are in search of an Executive Officer who can help create an exciting, relevant, and sustainable plan for WFRN moving forward. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the association, the Executive Officer will need to represent work and family scholarship and cultivate enthusiasm for the association and its work. The Executive Officer works collaboratively with the elected WFRN Executive Committee (which functions as the board of the association). The position is designed as a supplement to a faculty position (e.g., providing summer salary or a stipend) or may be administered as an independent contract. 
You can see the full announcement at and send questions to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.C18
    Job Posting: UMass History Department and Labor Studies Program
The History Department and the Labor Studies program of the University of Massachusetts Boston invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public History effective September 1, 2019.  
Teaching duties will include an introductory, interdisciplinary course in Labor History, upper-level courses in U.S. Labor/Working Class History, and Public History courses. The successful applicant will also serve as the Associate Director of the University's Labor Resource Center, contributing to the enhancement of the center through research, teaching, and research program development. 

Responsibilities in the History Department will focus on working with the Director of the Public History track to support the program and develop the curriculum, and advising students, capstones, and theses.
A Ph.D. in History, Public History, or a closely related field is required. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching and have an active research agenda. The search committee will also be looking for teaching experience, a track record as a practicing Public Historian, and commitment to working collaboratively with community and history stakeholders.
Please submit a c.v., cover letter, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcript online.
For more information please contact the search chair at Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.Cq9
 Job Posting: Assistant Provost for Academic and Labor Relations
Oregon State University's Office of Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs seeks to fill the position of Assistant Provost for Academic Employee and Labor Relations. The Assistant Provost will report to the Senior Vice Provost. This position is a 12 month 1.0 FTE, fixed-term benefits-eligible professional faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and the Assistant Provost will start as soon as possible.
The Assistant Provost for Academic Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for the management of academic employee and labor relations as well as the management of collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration, progressive discipline and grievances in a manner that supports positive and professional relationships with employees, union representatives, supervisors, managers and administrators.
To apply, please go to: . The position will remain open until filled. 
For additional information please contact:
The search committee is chaired by Dr. Dan Edge, Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences.C20
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy 

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The Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy is the National Center's peer review multi-disciplinary journal that is co-edited by Jeffrey Cross, Eastern Illinois University, and Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona. 

We encourage scholars, practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of collective bargaining, labor representation, labor relations, and labor history to submit research articles, op-eds, and practitioner perspectives for potential publication.  The Journal is particularly interested in contributions related to collective bargaining and unionization issues in a post-Janus world.

The following are articles published in the latest Journal volume:
The Slippery Slope of "Unique" by Daniel J. Julius counters the commonly held notion among academics that their collective bargaining is essentially different from other bargaining units.
Anti-Intellectualism, Corporatization, and the University by Henry Reichman touches on the culture of anti-intellectualism and connects it to the oft-referenced business model for higher education.    
The History Books Tell It? Collective Bargaining in Higher Education in the 1940s by William A. Herbert examines the little-known history of collective bargaining in higher education from the 1940s including the collective bargaining program instituted by the University of Illinois and the role of United Public Workers of America and its predecessor unions in negotiating the first contracts for faculty before the union was destroyed during the McCarthy era.  
Contracts with Community College Adjunct Faculty Members and Potential Supplemental Benefits to Increase Satisfaction by Kimberly Ann Page analyzes the benefits that can be attained for adjunct faculty through collective bargaining based on survey data from New England community colleges.
Unionization and the Development of Policies for Non-Tenure Track Faculty: A Comparative Study of Research Universities by Karen Halverson Cross provides a cross-sectional analysis of adjunct contracts, covering a sample of research universities from across the nation including those with and without CBAs that include adjunct faculty.
Practitioner Perspective 
The Accidental Academic: Reflections on 50 Years in Academic Collective Bargaining by William Connellan gives a retrospective from a 50-year veteran in academic labor relations that reminds us of the complexity of bargaining, with not only the internal tensions, but the external dimension to what happens at the bargaining table.

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