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American Association of University Professors. University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter


"The UNO American Association of University Professors (AAUP) chapter is a non-profit professional organization whose general purpose is to maintain and advance professional standards within higher education. In doing so, we believe that we will serve the best interests of society by protecting the time-honored American tradition of academic freedom and tenure and shared institutional governance.
"The UNO AAUP is an affiliate of the American Association of University Professors, whose national office is located in Washington, DC."

Source: "AAUP Executive Committee." University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate web site.

"There are records indicating that a local chapter here was registered with national AAUP at least as far back as the 1940s.
"In the late 1970s faculty on our campus decided that collective bargaining was necessary. Since members of the previously existing AAUP chapter had been among the leaders of the movement toward collective bargaining, it seemed appropriate that the Chapter would also serve as the faculty's agent in the bargaining process. The first collectively bargained wage agreement was signed in 1981. After much litigation and negotiation, we signed our first full contract in 1984. Under current Nebraska law, we negotiate a new agreement on wages and working conditions every two years."

Source: "UNO AAUP: Who We Are."

Before UNO AAUP was organized in the late 1970s, a chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) was present on the UNO campus.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Association of University Professors University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter (UNO AAUP) Records

 Collection — Box: 2016-087
Identifier: UNO-0237
Content Description The UNO AAUP Records consist of meeting minutes, newsletters, and organizational records extending from 1941-1989. Also included are court pleadings and transcripts created during the UNO AAUP’s efforts to obtain recognition from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the collective bargaining agent for the UNO faculty. The collection also holds recordings pertaining to grievances that addressed gender inequity in pay for UNO faculty.