Antioch University

In the spring of 2014 non-tenured faculty at Antioch University began organizing for higher pay, more job security and a stronger voice in governance.
All faculty at Antioch University are adjunct or contingent, which meant that there was no true job security to be found at Antioch. Additionally, despite the rising costs in education, increases in revenue were not being passed on to faculty who delivered the education to the students.
Faculty came together with their community, students and neighboring faculty in support of building our union by creating petitions, being honest with students about teaching conditions (their learning conditions) and we by becoming more involved in statewide faculty labor organizing activities.
In the end, all faculty stood together to overwhelmingly support a union by voting 85 to 14 to join SEIU Local 925 on July 23, 2014.
The win was an 86 percent vote in favor of forming a union – a landslide victory for the faculty and the entire Antioch Seattle community.
In the months after winning their union, faculty went on to bargain their contract, making gains they could be proud of.

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