Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we forming a union?
Are there other full-time lecturers unions?
Who will be in charge of our union?
Doesn’t unionization make for a more adversarial relationship – something that seems less suited to an academic setting?
I’m relatively contented now; why take time to unionize?
Do full-time lecturers from different departments have sufficiently common interests?
How will a full-time lecturers union relate to the part-time lecturers union?
What’s the current status of the Tufts part-time lecturers negotiations?
If a union is voted in, how much will dues be?
What power do we lecturers have to convince the administration to agree to new provisions addressing compensation and working conditions?
What protection do I have if I get involved?
What can I do to help?
How long will this take?
What is SEIU?