News & Updates

August 31, 2016

Faculty at Seattle University, Marist College, celebrate NLRB rulings

With much of the higher education world focused on last week’s historic ruling on graduate students, two major victories on opposite

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August 29, 2016

Goucher College contingent faculty win long fight for their union

After a year and a half, the final votes in the election have counted, and contingent faculty at Goucher College in Maryland voted 40-36

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August 23, 2016

Graduate student employees launch a nationwide drive to organize unions with SEIU

WASHINGTON– Following a decision from the NLRB to restore their rights, graduate student employees at private universities across the

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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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