Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NLRB Official Says Adjunct-Union Drive at Saint Xavier U. Can Proceed

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2nd, 2015

A regional official of the National Labor Relations Board on Monday ordered the ballots to be counted in a union election for adjunct faculty members at Saint Xavier University, after finding that the Roman Catholic institution had failed to demonstrate that those adjuncts played a specific role in creating its religious educational environment.
The decision in the case follows a ruling last year involving Pacific Lutheran University, in which the full labor board refined its standard for determining whether a college’s religious nature should exempt it from the board’s jurisdiction. In February, the full board ordered its regional officials to reconsider several disputes involving proposed adjunct unions at religious colleges.

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