Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2017)

Approved by AHA Council, January 5, 2017

The AHA endorses the right of all academic employees—full- and part-time faculty members, graduate employees, and support staff—to engage in collective bargaining if they choose to do so. We affirm the democratic right of employees to decide how to negotiate their salaries and working conditions. All institutions are required by law to honor the results of employee votes taken by secret ballot on collective bargaining and union representation.