In the pages above, you will see some of the faces of our union of core faculty at Lesley University. You will read — in our own words — why so many of us support our union, and why we ask you to join us by voting “union YES” in the coming days.
There are many reasons to vote YES: a greater voice in decision-making, employment security, greater transparency, a more equitable workload, pay parity, professional development, and more. You have your own reasons, too. But we all share a passion for teaching and a deep desire to make Lesley University a great place for core faculty to work — and for our students to learn.
Together with our adjunct colleagues and Department Chairs and Division Director/Leader allies, we will bring the focus back to the university’s core mission — to teaching and the classroom. Our combined efforts will bring added value to Lesley to ensure a more prosperous future, as evidenced by the collective achievements in our adjunct colleagues’ tentative contract agreement.
As you read through this booklet, you will see names and faces from all four Lesley schools and the Threshold Program. Some voices will be familiar, some will be new, but they are saying what many of us have often thought: that it is time for core faculty to have stronger voice at Lesley. Our collective voice will not replace Faculty Assembly or other key university structures, but will serve to bolster our system of shared governance through a collaborative and productive collective bargaining process.
Add your voice to ours, stand with your colleagues all across our University and vote “YES” for our union and a brighter future for Lesley University.
The Lesley Core Faculty Union Organizing Committee