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Professors’ Union Bid at Private College Fails Under New Federal Standards

Chronicle of Higher Education

January 21, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board’s first application of new standards for determining whether private-college professors may unionize suggests that many such organizing efforts still face major hurdles.  Despite applying standards widely regarded as more union-friendly than those used by the board before, a regional NLRB official ruled on Tuesday that tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Carroll College, a Roman Catholic institution in Montana, are too involved in that institution’s management to be allowed to organize as employees.