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TT Unit Negotiations 2015

AAUP-KSU Strike Authorization Vote Results

In the member vote, 93.41% (425-30) voted YES to authorize a strike should AAUP-KSU deem it necessary to secure a fair contract. Member turnout was 82.13%


In the non-member poll, more than 80% of those responding were in favor of authorizing a strike.

Of the collective bargaining unit as a whole, more than 500 Faculty said YES to authorizing a strike.

The parties are currently in the process of selecting a Fact-Finder; per the contract, negotiations in good faith are to continue throughout the process.

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Number of Tenure Track Faculty and Administrators (AY 14-15)

Current number of TT faculty at Kent State University: 811

Number of administrators/non-faculty professional staff earning more than the Assistant Professor base salary: 964



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AAUP-KSU Wecome Message

AAUP-KSU is the Kent State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At the national level, the AAUP is known for its work in promoting positive academic values and shared governance, as well as protecting faculty against attacks on tenure and academic freedom. AAUP-KSU shares those interests and also serves as the collective bargaining agent for all full-time faculty at Kent State University. First established in 1978, there has been an AAUP chapter at Kent State for nearly thirty-five (35) years.

Our local chapter of AAUP serves as your “union” and is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions of employment for all full-time faculty at KSU’s eight campuses.

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Faces of AAUP-KSU

Open House Door Prize Winner

Greg Blundell


Membership entitles you to an active voice in determining the issues, goals, and priorities of AAUP-KSU and to voting rights with regard to contract issues. In particular, membership gives you an active voice in determining the issues and priorities established for negotiations.

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