The Votes are In: Bentley Adjunct Faculty Ratify their First Collective Bargaining Agreement!
After two weeks of voting, adjunct faculty at Bentley University have voted overwhelmingly to ratify our first contract. Over 90% of votes cast were in favor of ratifying the collective bargaining agreement agreement.
Below is a link to the full bargaining committee recommendation, where you can see in more detail why we came to our decision, as well as a detailed summary of the agreement, and the agreement in its entirety:
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Averting Mass Faculty Protest, Administrators Reach Contract Settlement with Adjuncts at Bentley University
Tentative four-year agreement improves wages and teaching conditions for more than 200 faculty at the Waltham campus
Adjunct faculty at Bentley University reached a contract settlement late Friday evening with campus administrators – a four-year agreement that makes meaningful progress in compensation and course stability, professional development and the faculty role in decisions that affect their work. Facing an unprecedented faculty and alumni protest that was set to begin Monday, administrators came back to the table this week for negotiation sessions overseen by a federal mediator. The resulting settlement is subject to a ratification vote by affected Bentley faculty.
Bentley adjuncts have begun to bargain their first contract — click here for more bargaining updates!
On Thursday, students showed their support for adjunct faculty by collecting signatures on a Valentine.
Regardless of how we voted in the election, as we enter into contract negotiations it’s important that we all stand together for a collegial relationship at the bargaining table around an agenda that prioritizes our students’ education. See our bargaining priorities.
The campaign at Bentley and other schools across the city have been making waves. See what’s made the news.
WE DID IT: After two years of fighting Bentley Adjuncts finally won their union! It was an overwhelming victory – faculty decided to unionize by more than a 2-1 margin!
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