Adjunct professors at Mills College voted by a 78% margin to form a union through SEIU Local 1021!
CA-AAUP congratulates Mills college adjuncts, who won their union with SEIU
Local by a 78% margin. Their victory as the first group of adjuncts in the Bay Area to unionize through the nationwide Adjunct Action campaign provides an invaluable precedent and momentum for other colleges going through the process of unionization.
Momentum is strong and growing. "If you're organizing, stay strong. You have a movement behind you," say Ben Brown and Kate Robinson of Mills College. "Adjuncts across the nation are supporting you, and as Mills adjunct faculty members, we can tell you that a victory feels great!"
This historic moment ensures that they will have a voice at Mills, allowing them to advocate for improvements for their students, the College and their own working conditions.
Their next step is negotiating their first contract with administration.