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Adjuncts vote to unionize

AU adjuncts voted to unionize today, according to a University-wide memo sent by Provost Scott Bass.

Of the 664 votes cast, 379 adjuncts voted in favor of joining Service Employees International Union Local 500 and 284 voted against.

A total of 1,672 adjuncts were eligible to vote in this election.

Bass said the University will not challenge the election and instead move on to bargaining with the union.

“We look forward to beginning the collective bargaining process and engaging in a constructive dialogue with the union regarding issues related to adjunct faculty employment,” he said.

A date to begin the collective bargaining has not yet been set.

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