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Know Your Rights

The Rights of Part-time Faculty and Adjuncts

You have the right under federal law to consider whether being represented by a union is the best choice for you. This choice should be free from intimidation, threats or coercion from either the union or the University.  If you feel this most fundamental right is being violated, please report it immediately to Jody Bomba, our Chief Human Resources Officer, at (909) 593-3511, ext. 4075 or the National Labor Relations Board at (213) 894-5200.

You have the legal right to speak and organize for or against union representation.  Federal law protects your rights to:

  • Talk to your fellow faculty during work time about your views for or against a union, just as you are allowed to discuss other personal matters
  • Organize with your fellow faculty to make your collective views known about the advantages or disadvantages of SEIU representation at the University of La Verne
  • Distribute information about SEIU representation or the University of La Verne
  • Attend meetings or gatherings to discuss the pros or cons of SEIU representation or the benefits of having a direct relationship with the University of La Verne

When the NLRB schedules an election, it will be a secret ballot election. No one, not the University nor the union, will know if or how you vote in the election.

When the NLRB conducts an election, you have the right to vote “YES” or “NO” for a union regardless of whether you did or did not sign a union authorization card.

The University respects your privacy and that of your family. So, while the University is required to give the NLRB a copy of the list of adjunct faculty members who are eligible to vote, we have not provided any personal contact information to the SEIU.

You are free to speak with or refuse to speak with union organizers or advocates who visit you or call you at home. There is no law or policy that requires faculty or staff to speak with union or University representatives either at home or in the workplace, and you are free to respond accordingly.

If your request is not respected and you continue to be contacted at your home you may report it to the NLRB using the contact information below:

National Labor Relations Board
Region 21
888 South Figueroa Street
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5449
Phone: (213) 894-5200
Fax: (213) 894-2778