Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we forming a union?
Are there other full-time lecturers unions?
Who will be in charge of our union?
Doesn’t unionization make for a more adversarial relationship – something that seems less suited to an academic setting?
I’m relatively contented now; why take time to unionize?
Do full-time core faculty from different departments have sufficiently common interests?
How will a full-time faculty union relate to the adjunct faculty union?
What’s the current status of the Lesley adjunct faculty negotiations?
If a union is voted in, how much will dues be?
What protection do I have if I get involved?
What power do we have to convince the administration to agree to new provisions addressing compensation and working conditions?
How long will this take?
How long will this take?
What is “Faculty Forward” and SEIU Local 509?