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University of New Mexico faculty to vote on union in fall

May 2, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Professors at New Mexico’s largest university will head to the polls next fall to vote on whether to form a faculty union.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the scheduled vote comes after an all-faculty meeting on unionization drew more than 100 University of New Mexico professors to Popejoy Hall on Tuesday.

An agreement on union membership positions was reached Monday night between University of New Mexico attorneys and lawyers for the United Academics of the University of New Mexico.

A group of faculty had petitioned the labor board to form a faculty union in February.

University officials have said at least 40 percent of professors will have to cast a vote in the election for it to be valid and the union will form if it passes by a simple majority.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com