Debate Over Faculty Power Flares Before Federal Labor Board

The American Association of University Professors has joined other advocates of academic labor in urging the National Labor Relations Board to abandon the assumption that faculty members at private colleges have too much influence on the management of their institutions to join unions.

In briefs submitted to the NLRB last week in a case involving the attempted unionization of adjunct instructors at Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, Wash., the AAUP and AFL-CIO both argue that