News & Updates

August 15, 2016

Faculty and graduate students Fight for $15 and a union in Richmond

Thousands of women and men from across the country endured the heat to make a powerful statement for the underpaid workers’ movement

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July 20, 2016

Graduate student employees join the national union movement in higher education

The union movement in higher ed heats up this summer as graduate students who teach and conduct research for their universities are

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July 7, 2016

Thousands of faculty join SEIU as the movement marches on in 2016

There have been an amazing number of milestones for the faculty movement this Spring Semester. So far in 2016, thousands of faculty members

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June 21, 2016

SEIU joins Elizabeth Warren in support of Graduate Savings Act

In early June, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D) and Michael Lee (R) introduced the Graduate Savings Act of 2016. If passed, the Graduate

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June 17, 2016

Postdocs unite to confront challenges in higher education

For too long, many colleges and universities have relied on up to 90,000 over-worked and underpaid postdoctoral appointees (postdocs) in

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June 14, 2016

Postdoctoral Researchers Win Housing Victory at the University of Minnesota

On May 11, on the heels of an active campaign to protect their housing rights, University of Minnesota’s international researchers won

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November 11, 2015

Faculty vow to take Fight for $15, union rights to the ballot box in 2016 by joining others in massive protests at city halls in 500 cities

More college faculty are working “part-time,” but they don’t always earn enough to cover basic necessities like food, clothing and

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November 3, 2015

Faculty at St. Louis Comm. College Vote Overwhelmingly to Join SEIU

Part-time faculty at St. Louis Community College (STLCC) have overwhelmingly voted to form a union with Service Employees International

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October 14, 2015

Big News: Chicago City Council unanimously votes to honor faculty, supports right to form unions

As several SEIU Faculty Forward union campaigns gain ground, Chicago City Council unanimously voted on October 14th in support of Chicago

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September 30, 2015

Chicago Faculty from 19 Schools Join National SEIU/Faculty Forward Movement at Symposium

Thousands of faculty at dozens of colleges and universities have voted to join SEIU/Faculty Forward in the last two years. On Sunday,

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