Instructors Vote Against Union Representation

| June 16, 2015

The Instructor voting unit, which is comprised of five individuals working at the Webster Groves, Winghaven, Westport, and Gateway/Downtown locations, voted against union representation, according to the final vote tally, which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded Monday.

Of the five-member Instructors voting unit, two voted against union representation, while two voted in favor. The NLRB voided one challenged ballot because ballot secrecy rules were violated. Because the union did not receive a majority of the votes cast in this five-member group, the Instructors will continue to work directly with the University on matters regarding their employment. However, the union has until June 24 to file an appeal.

In May, the University’s Adjunct Faculty voting unit also voted against union representation and the NLRB later certified those results.

As this final chapter closes, a new one begins. In the months ahead, the University will be exploring opportunities to work with all of its adjunct faculty to move productively forward so that it can deliver the best possible outcomes for its students, all faculty and staff.

Category: Faculty, St. Louis Campus News

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