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What Could a Faculty Union at DePaul Mean for You

DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus (Photo by Jamie Moncrief)
DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus (Photo by Jamie Moncrief)
Since the university became aware of labor union efforts to organize DePaul adjunct and term faculty, it has launched an informational website, Adjunct Info Hub, to help faculty members make fully informed decisions on the issue. Union representation of adjunct and term faculty for purposes of collective bargaining would have significant and long-lasting impacts not just for adjunct and term faculty, but for all DePaul faculty, staff, students - and our university's culture.

Since the launch of Adjunct Info Hub, we've expanded our FAQs section in response to your questions and comments, uploaded additional official union documents, and created a feature that enables you to sign up to receive an email when new material is posted to the site.

Your Questions Answered

Most of our faculty members are unfamiliar with the unionization process and the potential impact of a union on their relationship with the university. Visit our FAQ section, which includes responses to your feedback and new questions about union card signing; policies regarding term and adjunct faculty; pay and procedures; what to expect from union representation; religious freedom; enhancements for adjunct support outlined in a March 7 message to faculty from Provost Marten denBoer and much more.

Unionization: Get the Facts

Check out our fact sheets for answers to these and other questions: What has to happen for the union to represent faculty? Am I allowed to voice my support for or against the union? What are the important questions to ask if a union organizer asks me to sign an authorization card? Can I ask for my card back if I signed and change my mind?

DePaul's President Outlines University's Position on NLRB Jurisdiction

In a Jan. 28 letter to the DePaul community, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., explained his recent op-ed, published on the online education news site Inside Higher Ed, in which he discussed his concern over the National Labor Relations Board asserting jurisdiction over faith-based organizations.

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