March 7, 2017

University seeks appropriate bargaining unit for some non-tenured track faculty

The Service Employees International Union has filed a petition to unionize certain non-tenure track faculty and postdoctoral fellows employed by Vanderbilt University. The petition does not include faculty or fellows in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing or others employed by the Medical Center. However, some individuals in those schools and people working in the Medical Center are receiving email communications about this activity.

If you have questions about this activity, please speak to your manager or department chair. You may obtain additional information from the VUMC HR Business Partner who supports your team. A list of VUMC HR Business Partners and their contact information can be obtained using the following link: https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/sdt/. Vanderbilt University has set up a website with FAQs: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/provost/faculty-unionization/faq.php.