What to expect from administrators—from faculty who have formed unions already

What to expect

Since 37,000 faculty have already voted to form their union with SEIU Faculty Forward, we know what to expect from the administration.

For one, John Barry, a faculty member from the Maryland Institute College of Art, suggests taking Provost Sally Kornbluth at her word: Faculty should take union efforts seriously. “Duke’s Provost suggests that all faculty should study the ‘implications’ of union representation carefully,” he says. “They should take her advice and go straight to the source. There are plenty of unionized contingent faculty across the country—myself included—who can tell them what that’s been like. And there are even more faculty—myself also included—who can tell them what life on campus has been like without any representation or professional status.”

Click here to read a slate of reflections on what to expect from faculty across the country.

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