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Months after vote, Northwestern faculty members unionize

Months after vote, Northwestern faculty members unionize

Nontenure-track faculty at Northwestern University will form a union, nearly a year after contested ballots delayed results of a unionization vote.

Service Employees International Union Local 73, which announced the outcome Tuesday, will represent the union members. That could include more than 675 part- and full-time adjuncts and faculty members from seven schools and colleges at Northwestern.

A group of instructors first filed a union election petition with the National Labor Relations Board in June. Calls for representation came amid concern that too much university teaching has been placed in the hands of an unstable workforce due to a move away from tenured...

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