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Because AAUP is a labor union.
The local says "NO" but tha National AAUP h listed on page 58 of the latest Directory of National Ifnions and Employee Asso
ciations published by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is listed between the Umpire Assn.. Ifejor Legue. and the Upfca$ter
ers International of North America tAFL-CJO). Tha information for this directory was submitted voluntarily by the unions list
ed In response to a questionnaire from U.5. Department of Labor.
The Dewtnber. 1375 issue of Academe, published by the American Association of University Professors reports regular training
conferences (3 aa far) on colkctive bargaining, and practice widely recognised as a union activity, even by AAUP-UNL.
The national AAUP has been actively invoked in efforts to obtain collective bargaining by AAUP at UNL. Note the parade of
. . outside "experts- who have been on campus in recent weeks to tell us how to run our affairs. A recent question-answer sheet
of AAUP-UNL says AAUP has "an effective organization in Washington with lawyers and specialists in higher education bar--..
Because a "dafacto" agency, shop would exist at UNL if collective bargaining is
approved with AAUP as bargaining agent . .
"Agency" and "dosad" shops are presently illegal in Nebraska, but state laws can b changed.
If collective bargaining is approved in the election on February 16th, you win have to join the union to have a legal voice in
AAUP policy AAUP-UNL says sol .
Membership dues will go from the present $43.00 per year to approximately $100.00 per year (AAUP estimate) with much of
the increase going for anticipated legal expenses. This shows the expectation of "going to court" frequently.
Because the representative Senate Deserves a chance to improve
faculty-administration relations rathor than being reduced to ineffectiveness.
H is potentially stronger than the old Vown-haIf structure;
It provides more opportunity for facully input in policy decisions than would a bargaining agant. . . ,. v
- It requires no membership dues for participation in pobtem solving and policy decisions.
ft retains the concept of shared authority which has been destroyed at unionized colleges and universities.
A Stanford-based study, reported in the Stanford University News Service issued December 8, 1975, reports in part:
". in early stages, senates and unions maintain dual tracks of responsibility with unions addressing economic issues and
working conditions and senates dealing with academic policy". (But note that all issues except two listed by AAUP-UNL
are academic policy issues).
Professor Ralph Marietta, Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Senate and AAUP to discuss theroles of the two groups if
UNL is unionized, was quoted in the Daily Nebraska n on February 4, 1976:
The AAUP could legally take over a lot of the Faculty Senate activities."
Report of the General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board. December 5, 1975, discusses a case in which a faculty union
filed a complaint with NLRB because the college administration was "bypassing" the bargaining agent by working with the
Faculty Senate on the college calendar.
Because Dr. Roy Young, the new Chancellor of UNL,
.and Dr. Martin Massengale, the new Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Natural Resources, should have the opportunity to
develop lines of communication and cooperative relationships with the UNL faculty for problem solving and policy decisions,
without having ens hand tid behing th5r bucks before their arriival on campus.
Because students' interests would be adversely affected.
Students have hud no inolvemnt in current efforts to unionise the UNL faculty. -
Sketchy information available on how AAUP bargaining would function at UNL contains no reference to student input.
0 Tuition might Increase to cover additional legal expenses and economic gains (if any) of unionization. For example: Students
at Oakland University (Mich J where the faculty is unionized, pay $100.00 a year mora tuition, than students at Michigan
ti. a a9 tA.. at mt l .
9 Quality of education would deteriorate because of less opportunity for faculty merit raises leading toward a mediocre faculty.
While strikes are presently II9s$bI in Nebraska, "fetowdowra and "skk calls" are possible; professionals do use such tactics,
e physkians in Cslirnis. Also state laws can be changed In the future. .
e losses to the faculty would outweigh any potential gains. -.
Faculty may have I ib lecurity (as at Oakland Univenity) rather than greats
OFaedfty would hava tm votes in academic poiky end employment conditions, including fringe benefits, than is now possible
through Faculty Sanata and intercampus Committses.
A "third party" would be making dtdsbns rather than using the existing process of discussion, exchange of viewpoints and
a ijmm maitfliAlp In AAUP tndudad most of tfca faculty, we would tmm rule by a minority, rather than majority rule.
Becauso UNL ivould loss pubis support-
9 that Nsbrask clt&am wh pay taxes far UML arc dj?ly concerned ovsr the prospect of faculty isnfonixstfen tnd will express
this concern to their Sectors In the. Nebraska Ujlsf eturt. ; ' ' . ' , .. ' -
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