We believe visiting faculty demonstrate a passionate commitment to students, and that their contributions are vital to scholarship and the arts in the Bay Area. They are now standing up for dignity and a say in their working conditions. They recognize that forming a union will allow them to achieve pay increases, improved job security, better processes for teaching assignment, fair and transparent evaluations, access to benefits, routes to advancement, and a voice in institutional governance. We support the right of adjuncts at San Francisco Art Institute to organize. We ask that the administration refrain from using student tuition funds or other institutional resources to interfere with the unionization effort; and we pledge to speak out against any intimidation or retaliation that might result as contingent faculty invoke their rights.
-- statement issued by the Faculty Union of the San Francisco Art Institute
--- a collective bargaining chapter of the American Association of University Professors ( AAUP )