Published Date

January 4, 2022

Resource Type

AHA Resource, AHA Standards and Guidelines

AHA Topics

Professional Life

Approved by AHA Council, January 5, 2017; Updated 2019 and 2022

The AHA endorses the right of all historians, including employed graduate students, 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. This applies even to institutions that are not required by law to honor the results of employee votes taken by secret ballot on collective bargaining and union representation.