Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2019)

Approved by AHA Council, January 5, 2017; Updated June 8, 2019.

The AHA endorses the right of all historians to organize and join unions or other collective bargaining units and engage in collective bargaining if they choose to do so. We affirm the democratic right of employees to decide whether to organize and 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.