The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) was originally contacted by Graduate Department contingent faculty. The union responded by sending folks to the Goucher College campus to gauge interest.
The response amongst faculty was generally very positive. Once the unionization campaign gained steam, however, some faculty expressed reservations, others a desire to know more about the process or what a union would bring to the campus and what it will mean for them.
The organizing committee for the Goucher Faculty Union is working to answer all questions put forth by faculty.
An election to unionize contingent faculty has been established via the National Labor Relations Board, beginning November 25th, 2014. It will take place over a two week period via confidential mail-in ballot.
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