Pitt's Administration has set up an 'informational' website that purports to present the facts about our faculty's unionization drive and about unions in general. The problem is that some of its critical claims are factually inaccurate.
The Administration says that if faculty votes to unionize, everyone who teaches at Pitt will be required to join. That’s false. In 1947, Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act banning the "closed shop," and subsequent interpretations of that Act by the Supreme Court effectively banned the “union shop” as well, eliminating compulsory union membership. Further, the recent Janus decision bars public-sector unions from charging non-members a fee for the services they provide, even when they benefit from those services. A faculty union will protect the rights of all faculty—members and non-members alike.
If you want to know more about what the Administration missed, check out the answers to some common questions here. Or, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to talk in person about how a union can improve your pay and benefits, defend your job security, and give you a greater voice in the governance of the University—and why only a union will do those things.