The Boston Globe
February 13th, 2015
Full-time professors at Tufts University voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to unionize.
move marked a first for a local Service Employees International Union
campaign that has successfully organized part-time faculty at several
Boston-area schools over the past two years but until Thursday had not
unionized full-time professors.
The Tufts instructors and lecturers are not on track to receive tenure, which is generally considered a permanent position.
By unionizing, the faculty hope to negotiate better work conditions.
hoping to have job security, better pay, and more of a voice, and the
union, because of collective bargaining, gives us a strong voice,” said
Claire Schub, a French literature lecturer who has taught at Tufts as a
full-time, nontenure-track professor for 22 years.