Resolution on Legislative Proposals

 

Relating to Collective Bargaining by University of Wisconsin System Faculty and Academic Staff

 

Whereas, historically all faculty and academic staff of the University of Wisconsin System have been treated as one group for purposes of salary increases and changes in fringe benefits, and

Whereas, legislation currently under development enabling collective bargaining for the UW System faculty and academic staff could require separate collective bargaining units for the faculty and academic staff, and

Whereas, separate collective bargaining units for UW faculty and academic staff could place faculty and academic staff in competition with each other for salary and fringe benefits,

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse supports only such collective bargaining legislation that would secure the right of faculty and academic staff on each campus—or across campuses, if desired—to independently form whatever bargaining units they desire.