A group of adjunct and nontenure-eligible faculty members at Northwestern University filed a union election petition Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board.

The group is seeking to be represented by the Service Employees International Union, which recently unsuccessfully sought to represent student athletes at the school.

But the union has had more luck on the faculty side — winning elections within the past six months to represent faculty at Loyola University and the University of Chicago.

Marcia Grabowecky, who teaches in the school’s psychology department, says part-time faculty make only about $4,000 per class and have no job security or benefits.

A university spokesman declined comment on the unionization effort.

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  1. up NU!!!!
    Clearly NU has more money than they know what to do with …just look at all construction of parking garages and stadiums on the lovely lake front. We all know they have a huge endowment, massive tuition fees from their rich students and tax exempt status on most property. So it’s time for NU to pay up!!!

    All US workers should unionize and simply demand basic rights that all public school teachers have such as tenure, pensions, exemption from Social Security, job protection from H1Bs, exemption from Obamacare, guaranteed raises not based on performance, and 4 months off a year. Dems always tell us that teachers are downtrodden so its the least all American workers deserve.

    Yes time to pay up NU!!!!

    1. There was a time when unions
      There was a time when unions were needed but it is long past. Public sector unions should be outlawed because it is nothing move than a scam, unions serving a political party and a political serving the union demands.

      Private sector unions would serve NU but NU should not be forced to acknowledge them.

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