Group of Professors Seeks to Decertify Faculty Union at Montana State U.

Unionization of Montana State U. Professors Is Threatened by Discontented Group 1

Montana State U.

The leadership of the decertification campaign at Montana State U. has not identified itself. Such drives are rare, says Richard J. Boris, executive director of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. Most faculty at campuses that have representation see it as "a positive good," he says.

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Montana State U.

The leadership of the decertification campaign at Montana State U. has not identified itself. Such drives are rare, says Richard J. Boris, executive director of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. Most faculty at campuses that have representation see it as "a positive good," he says.

A group of professors at Montana State University at Bozeman are seeking to scrap the collective-bargaining unit that represents their institution's tenured and tenure-track faculty members, arguing that the costs associated with unionization outweigh any benefits they have derived from it.

The professors have mounted an effort to have tenured and tenure-track faculty members vote next year on decertifying their roughly 400-member bargaining unit, which is connected with both the