We Stand With Northeastern Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

 About 50 faculty, students, union members and community allies gathered at Northeastern to deliver the letter to President Aoun calling on him to respect the full-time non-tenure-track faculty's right to vote. See below for some pictures from the action.

About 50 faculty, students, union members and community allies gathered at Northeastern to deliver the letter to President Aoun calling on him to respect the full-time non-tenure-track faculty's right to vote. See below for some pictures from the action.

At Northeastern University and around the country, full-time non-tenure-track faculty play an essential role in providing quality education for students and contributing to a vibrant academic life on campus. However, they are consistently denied transparency about decisions on working conditions, a meaningful voice in these decisions, and access to key benefits and protections, such as job stability.

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We Stand With Northeastern Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Joseph Aoun, President
Northeastern University
716 Columbus Place, Suite 620
Boston, MA 02120

At Northeastern University and around the country, full-time non-tenure-track faculty play an essential role in providing quality education for students and contributing to a vibrant academic life on campus. However, they are consistently denied transparency about decisions on working conditions, a meaningful voice in these decisions, and access to key benefits and protections, such as job stability.

With support in every school and college, Northeastern full-time non-tenure track faculty filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on November 5, 2018. The administration responded by hiring one of the most notorious union-busting law firms and opposing the faculty’s eligibility for a free and fair election. By claiming that full-time non-tenure track faculty are managers, the administration is disregarding established legal precedent and the existence of full-time non-tenure track faculty unions at Tufts, Boston University, Lesley, Duke, Fordham, University of Chicago, and other universities around the country.

As members of the Northeastern community -- students, faculty, alumni, and other campus workers -- and members of communities around Boston, we stand with Northeastern full-time non-tenure track faculty in their efforts to form their union with SEIU Local 509.

At a time of growing attacks on workers nationwide, as well as increasing attention to voter disenfranchisement, the Administration’s position undermines the right to vote for hundreds of full-time non-tenure track faculty at Northeastern. The Administration effectively seeks President Trump’s appointees to set precedent and deny the rights of thousands of full-time non-tenure faculty around the country.

We urge President Aoun to respect the rights of full-time non-tenure-track faculty by no longer opposing their efforts to form a union and remaining neutral so that they can have a free and fair union election. We know that a stronger voice and more stable working conditions for full-time non-tenure track faculty will benefit all of us.