Champlain College adjunct faculty choose union

FromĀ Burlington Free Press:

Champlain College announced Monday that its campus-based adjunct faculty have chosen to be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The SEIU had recently filed a petition for an election with the National Labor Relations Board, seeking to become the exclusive bargaining representative for these faculty members, the college said.

The final result showed that a majority of these faculty members, or about 118 were in favor of unionization. Of the 219 eligible for voting, 176 cast their votes, the college said.

These results were determined by the relations board's regional office in Boston.

All campus-based adjuncts will be exclusively represented by the SEIU on matters affecting wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

"Champlain will do its part to work productively with the SEIU in the best interest of our students and all our faculty," Champlain College President Donald L. Laackman said in a statement Monday.

The SEIU unites two million members in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, according to the union's website. It is the second largest public services union, the website states.

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