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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 […]

NLRB rules against Duquesne, adjunct unions allowed

NLRB rules against Duquesne, adjunct unions allowed

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 […]

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 […]

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

By Julian Routh | News Editor While the adjunct union at Duquesne awaits a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, another adjunct union is organizing just blocks away in the city. Part-time faculty members at Point Park University who are unhappy with wages, benefits and office space are in the early stages of forming […]

Adjunct union, DU await ruling

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne University officials said this week they are awaiting a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board before making any changes to the part-time faculty system, a source of controversy since the death of a former adjunct French teacher. Timothy Austin, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, said the […]