MSU faculty to vote on whether to keep union

2013-03-27T09:51:00Z 2013-03-27T22:12:04Z MSU faculty to vote on whether to keep unionThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 27, 2013 9:51 am  • 

BOZEMAN — Voting is beginning this week on whether to keep Montana State University's faculty union.

Ballots were mailed out Wednesday to 400 tenured and tenure-track professors after more than 30 percent of the professors requested a union decertification vote with the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The Associated Faculty of MSU was formed in 2009 by a 12-vote margin, 168 to 156.

Professors disagree whether the union has won better pay raises or benefits, caused the faculty to be treated more fairly or resulted in a more democratic campus.

The decertification vote doesn't affect the AFMSU union, which represents about 200 MSU adjunct or non-tenured faculty members.

Ballots must be turned in by April 16.

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