Full-time and salaried lecturers from across the university are coming together to form a union in order to gain a voice on the terms of our employment at Boston University.
Following the path forged by our full-time colleagues at Tufts who formed their union last year and who are currently negotiating for longer appointments, more equitable pay, and over issues related to workload and faculty governance. We are also joining thousands of organized employees already at BU—from librarians to emeritus members of the faculty—who engage in collaborative negotiations with the administration to help make Boston University a great place to work and learn.
We are heartened by last year’s victory for our part-time and adjunct colleagues when they won their own union election by a 2-to-1 margin. Although the Boston University administration initially resisted this organizing, the process has created a space for open and respectful exchange of ideas, plans and, eventually, shared goals. We are looking forward to winning a seat at the negotiating table to similarly engage in these meaningful and important discussions.
Are you a full-time salaried lecturer at Boston University in support of coming together to form a union? Take the first step ➞ Fill out the form to help authorize our election!
When a majority of lecturers have authorized the election, we will petition the National Labor Relations Board to schedule a vote. Signing on to authorize an election and committing to vote YES is confidential. The information will not be shared with Boston University.
We urge you to add your name today and join us in organizing to improve teaching and learning conditions at Boston University!
We also welcome the support of all members of the Boston University community. If you are a student, alumnus, faculty, or staff and wish to get involved with our effort, please email our Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
_The Boston University Lecturer Organizing Committee