American Association of University Professors membership association website.
Frequently Asked Questions
As certified by the Ohio State Employment Relations Board (“SERB”), all full-time Librarians at each of Miami’s campuses will be represented by AAUP / FAM – AFT in collective bargaining.
Under Ohio law, when a majority of eligible voters vote in favor of representation by a union, the union represents all members of the certified collective bargaining unit. You have the right to decide whether or not to become a dues-paying member of the union, but your terms and conditions of employment will still be covered by the collective bargaining agreement for your bargaining unit.
The Librarians have voted in favor of AAUP / FAM – AFT representation and have been officially certified by SERB as the exclusive collective bargaining unit. See the Librarian Union Update Page for more updates on the unionization/bargaining process.
If you have questions about the union's negotiating team, please reach out to your FAM / AAUP - AFT representatives for additional information.
Generally speaking, terms and conditions of employment are “frozen” during negotiations, also referred to as “status quo,” and can only be changed through the collective bargaining process. This means that some University processes, such as shared governance, may need to operate differently as the University and the Union work towards negotiating an initial contract.
Chapter page for the Miami Faculty Union including history, updates, and resources.