This article begins with a brief history of unionization and collective bargaining in higher education. It then presents data concerning the recent growth in newly certified collective bargaining representatives at private and public-sector institutions of higher education, particularly among non-tenure track faculty. The data is analyzed in the context of legal decisions concerning employee status and unit composition under applicable federal and state laws. Lastly, the article presents data concerning strike activities on campuses between January 2013 and May 31, 2017.
Herbert, W. A. and Apkarian, J. (2017). Everything passes, everything changes: Unionization and collective bargaining in higher education. Perspectives on Work, 21(1): 30-35.