Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends,
Help us fight the closure of our academic programs, theatre, and art gallery. The administration has targeted some programs for elimination and reorganized others without first negotiating with our faculty union about the effects of these closures, as is required by federal law. Currently, NDNU Lawyer Michael Vartain is refusing to negotiate with part-time and full-time faculty together, even though the elimination of programs hurts all faculty and harms our students' learning.
Please join us in asking the administration to cease and desist from closing programs before negotiating with one unified faculty union representing both part-time and full-time faculty.
We, the undersigned, ask the administration to cease and desist from closing academic programs pending the outcome of union negotiations. We also ask the administrative negotiating team to bargain with one unified faculty union representing both part-time and full-time faculty.