UW-Lacrosse faculty vote to unionize

2/25/2011: From Insidehighered.com:

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, is trying to end the newly gained right of faculty members at the University of Wisconsin System to unionize. But faculty members at the university’s La Crosse campus voted this week to unionize, following similar votes by professors at the Eau Claire and Superior campuses. Faculty members at the campuses have voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers, which also has organizing drives going elsewhere in the system. Union organizers said that the governor’s push to end collective bargaining rights has made made faculty members more committed to the union. At La Crosse, the vote for collective bargaining was 249 to 37.

Looking at those numbers, I’m wondering if the bargaining unit included part-time adjuncts, as the UO union organizers are apparently still insisting on.

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