News & Updates

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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August 27, 2015

Reigniting the Mission: A Survey of Jesuit Faculty in Higher Education

There are over 218,000 students and 20,000 faculty members who study and work at 28 Jesuit institutions across the United States. Once a

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August 5, 2015

Implications of “Teach-Outs,” and The “Right-Sizing” of For-Profit Institution Closures for Contingent Faculty

As a way to shine a light on low-road practices in for-profit higher education, we issued a Call For Papers: Confronting the

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July 28, 2015

Students, faculty lead a national effort to hold ITT Tech accountable

ITT Tech is failing students nationwide, and faculty and former students have responded by coming together to hold the for-profit

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