The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 26th, 2015
Sixteen months after rejecting the idea by a narrow margin, adjunct
instructors at Bentley University have overwhelmingly voted to form a
union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.
The vote at the private college in Waltham, Mass., was 108 to 42. The
union chapter is the latest of several formed in an SEIU campaign to
organize adjunct faculty members at private colleges throughout the Boston area.
Bentley’s administration, which had opposed the unionization of
adjuncts there, issued a statement in which it accepted the election
results, tallied on Thursday, and pledged to bargain with the union in