As NYU contract faculty, we are coming together to bargain collectively with New York University and build our political voice as educators and researchers whose work sustains this institution. We are joining the thousands of academic workers at Columbia and The New School who are seeking to secure a better future through collective bargaining, and we are part of a growing movement in private institutions like Barnard, BU, Tufts, and Fordham, where unionized contract faculty have negotiated meaningful improvements to salary, benefits, and working conditions.
Without collective bargaining, we have experienced stagnant salaries, increasing workloads, vanishing benefits, threats to job security, and a lack of transparency in administrative policies. If our benefits and working conditions are secured in a collective bargaining agreement, NYU cannot change the terms of our employment without our consent. As employees across NYU, we have formed a union in order to improve our working conditions and to make the university a more equitable and accessible institution for teaching, research, and learning.
HEAR FROM A FEW OF US ON WHY WE ARE FORMING OUR UNION
UAW5810 President @Neal_Sweeney discusses how a union contract is a powerful tool for protecting rights of international researchers. Winning anti-bullying protections & longer appointments in our contract is essential to improve UC's research environment. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02155-3
Would this be fine to retweet? It’s time for @ChipotleTweets, @amazon, & @Starbucks to stop trying to silence, threaten, & retaliate against workers who are coming together for a voice at work! Tell #Chipotle to keep the Augusta store open: https://seiu.co/3AdK8T4 #UnionsForAll
All around the country, at universities and colleges and nonprofits, boards and bosses and realizing that it's better to grant voluntary recognition to their workers' unions and start negotiating.
The Jolt Union is proud to announce we received voluntary recognition from our board last month. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @JoltUnion for updates on our collective bargaining process and solidarity with our #UnionStrong friends and colleagues in Texas and across the country
“The organizing never stops.”
President of @newsguild Jon Schleuss addresses the UPTE delegation, sharing the story of building a union at the LA Times. Very proud to be part of a union that brings so many sectors together in collective struggle.
Our first bargaining session is TODAY! We can't wait to exercise our collective power in writing our working conditions to build a better, more equitable Times for all of us!