SUNY faculty union drops AAUP affiliation

by E Wayne Ross on February 6, 2012

Inside Higher Ed: Faculty Labor Divorce
United University Professions, the union that represents faculty members and other academic employees at 29 campuses of the State University of New York, is dropping its affiliation with the American Association of University Professors.
The Delegate Assembly of the UUP — which has for several years been debating the wisdom of maintaining AAUP ties — voted 100 to 98 on Saturday to disaffiliate from the AAUP. The UUP retains its affiliations with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. (The AAUP, best known for its work as a professional association, also acts as a union for collective bargaining at some campuses, and it was in that context that UUP has been affiliated with the AAUP.)

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