AAUP demolishes anti-union opinion piece from Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an anti-union opinion piece by Professor Nicholas Burbules (U of Illinois), titled “How Unions Weaken Shared Governance.”

Ernst Benjamin, former General Secretary and currently Senior Consultant to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), responded yesterday with a hard-hitting critique that draws on his 40-plus years of senate and union experience at the national level. He exposes Burbules’s flawed arguments and misconceptions and thereby explains:

How Unions Strengthen Shared Governance

Please read this careful and research-based critique and share with your colleagues. The CFA seeks to establish a faculty union that works constructively with the senate and other shared governance institutions.  We are stronger together!