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.