Inside Higher Ed
July 21st, 2015
Point Park University on Monday announced that it was dropping legal
appeals designed to prevent its full-time faculty from unionizing. The
decision could be a sign that a December ruling by the National Labor
Relations Board will make it more difficult for private colleges to
fight off union drives for full-time faculty members.
And that would be a significant shift away from the 1980 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in NLRB v. Yeshiva University,
a decision that has largely made unionization impossible for
tenure-track faculty members at private colleges and universities,
unless those colleges agreed.