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Faculty Unionization


The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Feb. 16, 2017, seeking an election to represent a fragmented group of non-tenure track faculty in four Vanderbilt schools.On June 22, 2017, the SEIU ended its efforts in the Blair School of Music, the Divinity School and Peabody College following an election held June 6, 2017. The union filed a petition with the NLRB to withdraw its petition in the College of Arts and Science Nov. 26, 2018. The NLRB regional director approved the SEIU's request to withdraw on Dec. 7, 2018. The June 6, 2017, election and the university’s subsequent challenges to it are now closed.

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