Labor Board Is Offered Starkly Different Views of Faculty Influence on Colleges

The National Labor Relations Board has received sharply different assessments of how much power faculty members have over the governance of private colleges as it reconsiders its standards for determining which are employees who can unionize and which are managers legally ineligible to do so.

In briefs submitted to the board last week, advocates of academic labor unions argue that the influence of faculty members has been so badly