History

The history of our union demonstrates how strength in numbers and collective action and bargaining benefit both our fellow faculty and the University. Here’s a brief timeline:

2016: Organizing began by gathering signatures and reaching out to other unions.

2017: Spring semester, Fordham agreed to recognize the union if a vote in support of it was successful.

2017: Fall semester, vote was 16:1 in favor of forming a union and joining with SEIU Local 200 United.

2018: Winter and Spring negotiations over our first Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

2018: August, first CBA ratified. Our first CBA brought among the highest pay raises for a first contract in higher ed in the history of the SEIU.

2018: Fall semester, first executive officers elected. See our current Executive Officers here.

2020: FFU leaders negotiated an impact-bargaining agreement with the Fordham administration that ensured continued job and salary protections for fellow FFU faculty and contributed to the safety and stability of our Fordham workplace during COVID-19.

2021: FFU leaders negotiated a one-year extension of our CBA through 2022. Commit to getting involved to help fight for a better Fordham workplace in 2022: Get Involved!

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