The Battle for Adjunct Unionization Comes to a Halt

Tess Riski co-authored this story. Currently our system won’t allow us to display two bylines. In the northeast corner of campus stands nine stories of scaffolding that boasts a $52 million price tag. It will transform quickly into Seattle University’s newest residence hall, which will provide what many consider essential space as the university seeks […]

Students, Faculty Keep Unionization Fight Alive

Members of the Seattle University community marched alongside each other earlier this week, signs in hand, to protest the administration’s ongoing fight against faculty unionization. The demonstration began in the Lemieux Library Plaza, where sophomore Wendall Tseng, history professor Theresa Earenfight and adjunct faculty member Ben Stork spoke to the crowd about the “hypocrisy” of […]

“Soup With Substance” On Unionization

Campus Ministry hosted a panel discussion called Soup with Substance on Thursday in an attempt to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the unionization of adjunct faculty. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR “Basically, we want to raise awareness of the issue on campus,” said Madeline Corbin, Student Campus Minister for Social Justice. “[We want to] invite […]

Unionization: Catholic Character Versus the NLRB

When Seattle University denied its adjunct faculty the right to unionize over two years ago, their reason was constitutional: religious freedom. Since then, members of the Seattle U community have called into question the relationship between the school’s religious identity and the presence of a faculty union. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR But the ongoing […]

Op-Ed: What Sort of Community Is Seattle University?

I write this from a place of raw emotion in response to Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg’s announcement that the University is continuing its anti-union fight by refusing to bargain with non-tenure track (NTT) faculty. As The Spectator reported just two days before the President’s announcement, NTT faculty voted to join the Service Employees […]

Court Review of Right to Unionize Divides SU Community

“I’m not surprised, just continually disappointed,” said history professor Michael Ng. On Friday, Sept. 30, Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., sent an email with an embedded video to the entire student body and faculty in which he announced that the university administration will seek court review of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) […]

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