Sunday, February 24, 2013

This decertification election is our only opportunity to decertify AFMSU's representation of TT faculty

AFMSU has stated clearly that they plan to combine NTT and TT units by executive order, that is, without a vote. AFMSU has majority support among NTT faculty, and if the two units are combined, the union would be invulnerable to future decertification efforts from TT faculty. If the two units are combined, faculty would then be governed by a single document that will be too broad and simplistic to address both TT and NTT faculty issues. If you have any doubts about the wisdom of unionization of TT faculty, your vote in the upcoming election is your last chance to decertify the TT union.  This vote will decide if you, as an independent faculty member, are to be governed by AFMSU for the rest of your career at MSU.