In the spring of 2014, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty voted to form a union–as a distinct collective-bargaining unit within the existing AAUP chapter at Cleveland State University. Faculty in every other CSU college have been unionized for more than 20 years. Indeed, nationally Cleveland-Marshall has been one of a very few law schools to unionize in the last 25 years.
Since the successful vote to form the CB unit, negotiations have been underway for two years, but the faculty and the university administration have been unable to reach agreement on some important issues.
The bargaining unit’s positions reflect the long-standing status quo and current best practices at peer institutions. The bargaining unit remains committed to maintaining a strong and stable faculty in order to continue to provide the highest quality educational experience for the students at the law school.
Although the parties have agreed on some issues, the…
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