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    Bass, Scott A.
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MEMORANDUM
February 16, 2012

 TO:  American University Community
 FROM:  Scott A. Bass, Provost
 SUBJECT:  Results of the Union Election

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Today, the ballots were counted to determine whether adjunct faculty will be represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 500.  I would like to thank the adjunct faculty who voted in the election for expressing their choice in this important matter.

Of the 1,672 eligible votes, 379 were cast in favor of union representation and 284 were cast in opposition.  The university respects the choice of its adjunct faculty to have union representation and, therefore, will not file any legal challenges to the election’s results. Instead, we look forward to beginning the collective bargaining process and engaging in a constructive dialogue with the union regarding issues related to adjunct faculty employment.