Today we stood together at the National Labor Relations Board to watch the vote count for our union election — the result of a dialogue that began over two years ago on the Bentley campus.
We started organizing because we felt it was necessary for adjuncts to join together in order to have a collective voice and today that voice was heard — we have won our union.
This is not only a major victory for adjuncts, but for both our students and the university as a whole. We now have a real chance to not only to improve the conditions for adjuncts, but also to create an inclusive atmosphere that will enhance the university’s overall educational value.
It is important to remember that this is not the end. This is only the first milestone in our fight for better working conditions for adjunct faculty. We’ve put in a lot of hard work, but there is still much to do.
We look forward to being able negotiate as equals with our administration. Together we will negotiate an agreement that will build a better Bentley.
The Bentley Adjuncts Organizing Committee