• Election Information

    Adjunct faculty included in the bargaining unit description below who meet eligibility criteria will be eligible to vote on whether they would like to be represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for the purpose of collective bargaining.

    Bargaining Unit Description

    The following faculty are eligible to vote in the election:
    All regular part-time non-tenured and non-tenure eligible Adjunct Instructors, Adjunct Faculty, Instructors, Adjunct Professors, and Adjuncts who teach undergraduate labs or credit-earning classes toward an academic degree on the Employer’s St. Paul, Minnesota campus. Additionally, to be an eligible voter, you must be teaching or have taught at least one lab or credit-earning class toward an academic degree in the Spring 2014 semester at Hamline University. 

    The following faculty are not eligible to vote in the election:
    Tenured and tenure-track faculty; Teaching track faculty (all regardless of faculty rank or appointment); Visiting faculty (including Visiting Assistant Professors); Full-time faculty; All faculty who teach any course in the School of Law; Faculty librarians; Faculty who, during the Spring 2014 term, exclusively teach or taught music lessons; Faculty who, during the Spring 2014 term, exclusively teach or taught online; Faculty who, during the Spring 2014 term, exclusively teach or taught graduate-level courses; Faculty who, during the Spring 2014 term, were exclusively providing individual student instruction (e.g., capstone, thesis, dissertation, independent study, practicum, or internship); Faculty who, during the Spring 2014 term, exclusively teach or taught a class or lab conducted primarily at some location other than the St. Paul campus; and all other staff members (whether or not they have teaching responsibilities).

    Election Details

    On June 5, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board will mail ballots to adjunct faculty eligible to vote. If you are eligible to vote and have not received a ballot by June 12, you should contact the NLRB at (612) 348-1757 to request a ballot. You must complete the ballot and return it so that the NLRB receives it no later than the close of business on June 18. The NLRB will count the ballots on June 20. If you have any questions regarding whether you are an eligible voter, please contact the Dean of your school or college, or contact Dorcas Michaelson, Director of Human Resources, at (651) 523-2021 or dmichaelson01@hamline.edu. Hamline is required to and will supply the NLRB with a list of the names and mailing addresses for all eligible voters.
     
    Hamline University encourages all adjunct faculty members who are eligible to vote to review the information on this Hamline website before completing their ballot. The election is decided by a majority of the ballots that are cast. Therefore, the only way to make your voice heard on the question of union representation is to complete your ballot and return it to the NLRB by June 18. We encourage you to participate actively in determining whether you will continue working directly with the university or will have a third party, the service workers’ union, talking with the university with regard to your pay, benefits, and working conditions.

    Ballot Details

    The NLRB will mail eligible voters the materials that are needed to vote, including instructions and the ballot. The ballot will ask a single question:  “Do you wish to be represented for purposes of collective bargaining by Service Employees International Union, Local 284?”  There will be two boxes below that question (one labeled “yes” and the other “no”), and eligible faculty will mark their ballots by placing an “X” through the box of their choosing. A “no” vote means that you do not choose to be represented by the service workers’ union. 

    This is a very important decision.  If you are an eligible voter, please be sure to complete your ballot and return it to the NLRB by June 18.

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