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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. On June 22, the SEIU ended its efforts in the Blair School of Music, the Divinity School, Peabody College. The union is continuing to pursue its efforts on the College of Arts and Science. 

Results of ballots tallied June 6:

  • In the Blair School, there were 16 “yes” votes, 23 “no” votes, and 23 challenged ballots. There were 79 faculty eligible to vote.
  • In the Divinity School, there was 1 “yes” vote, 2 “no” votes, and 4 challenged ballots. There were 11 faculty eligible to vote.
  • In Peabody College, there were 9 “yes” votes, 20 “no” votes and 39 challenged votes. There were 94 faculty eligible to vote.
  • In the College of Arts and Science, there were 55 “yes” votes, 40 “no” votes, and 51 challenged ballots. There were 193 faculty eligible to vote. 

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