Dec. 20, 2018
This Document Cloud project includes all of the relevant files, emails, letters and petitions Elon News Network has been able to obtain in regards to the Elon Faculty Forward movement.
Sept. 18, 2019
By all legal means, there is now an adjunct faculty union on Elon University’s campus. Following nearly a yearlong back-and-forth between the union and the university, the regional National Labor Relations Board certified the unionization of the Faculty Forward movement.
Dec. 11, 2018
Elon Faculty Forward’s hope to begin the voting process for the formation of its union on Dec. 11 has been dashed because of snow storms and legal disputes with Elon University administration.
Dec. 7, 2018
WINSTON-SALEM — Elon Faculty Forward will no longer try to represent continuing- and lecturing-track faculty members. An amended petition filed to the National Labor Relations Board removed these two positions from it's bargaining unit.
Dec. 7, 2018
SGA decides not to take a stance on the Elon Faculty Forward movement to unionize, following Student Ally Chris Adamik's and President Connie Book's presentation on the issue.
Dec. 5, 2018
Three deans have released facultywide email statements regarding their stances on the Elon Faculty Forward movement to unionize. This flurry of emails comes in response to statements made by President Connie Book and Provost Steven House earlier this week.
Dec. 4, 2018
President Connie Book has released an official video announcement addressing the Elon Faculty Forward movement to form a union for non-tenure-track faculty members at Elon University.
Nov. 29, 2018
Faculty members at Elon University are working toward creating the institution’s first non-tenure-track faculty union by the end of fall 2018. Elon Faculty Forward went public with their efforts Thursday during their first public meeting, where they announced the filing of their union with National Labor Relations Board.
This is an organized association of workers, often with similar professions, that formed to protet and further their rights as workers.
Tenure is an indefinite academic appointment that can only be terminated under extraordinary circumstances. It is meant to provide an institution with invested faculty members with increased academic freedom.
SEIU is the organization helping non-tenure-track faculty members at Elon University unionize. SEIU has more than 2 million members in industries such as child care, home care, custodian services, airport support, security and public and private higher education.
Faculty Forward is a project of SEIU that focuses on forming unions on campuses around the US. The project has helped certify more than 50 unions on public and private campuses around the country.
The NLRB is an independent government agency that enforces US labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices. The NLRB is the agency that decides the final bargaining unit and conducts the union vote.
Under this law, employees in unionized workplaces are banned from negotiating contracts which require all members who benefit from the union contract to contribute to the costs of union representation or be forced to join the union. Twenty-seven states have passed Right-to-Work laws.
In labor relations, this is a group of employees with a clear and identifiable community of interes who under U.S. law are represented by a single labor union in collective bargaining and other dealings with management.
This is the negotiation of wages and other conditions of employment by an organized body of employees. Any collective bargaining agreement reached would affect all employees within the bargaining unit.