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City Council supports union for Northeastern University

April 12, 2019

City Council

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City Council

This week, the Council voted to adopt a resolution in support of full-time, non-tenure track faculty at Northeastern University, who are organizing to form a union.

Councilor Janey, who filed the resolution said, “The City Council has been very active in advocating for workers… As someone who has been a strong advocate for education in this City, I know how important it is to [listen to] the voices of educators who are trying to support our students.”

Unions have historically helped bring economic and social democracy to the City of Boston. Providing full-time faculty with greater freedom to form unions will allow them to better serve their students, with the added security of academic freedom and job protections.