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NLRB rules against Duquesne, orders university to bargain with adjunct union

NLRB rules against Duquesne, orders university to bargain with adjunct union

Raymond Arke | News Editor Duquesne suffered a major loss on Tuesday in the university’s ongoing battle against allowing an adjunct union, according to a faculty-wide email from President Ken Gormley. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in a unanimous decision ordering Duquesne to bargain with an adjunct faculty union group. The case has […]

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor The Washington D.C. bureau of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that adjudicates cases involving labor disputes, voted 2-1 against Duquesne University on April 10 over an appeal from Duquesne in which the school claimed it is not under NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religious […]

Duquesne adjunct layoffs anger union

Duquesne adjunct layoffs anger union

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Part-time faculty in the Duquesne English department were told last week they would not be teaching any classes this spring, reigniting a contentious discussion about the university’s refusal to recognize the adjunct union. Duquesne told English adjuncts that after assigning spring courses to full-time faculty and graduate teaching fellows, there […]

NLRB remands Duquesne’s religious exemption repeal

By Julian Routh | News Editor The National Labor Relations Board rejected Duquesne’s appeal of an adjunct unionization vote, sending the case to a regional office for further consideration. The University and the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers had been awaiting an NLRB ruling since 2012, when 85 percent of part-time adjunct faculty […]