Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 323–330 | Cite as

The Role of UB Faculty Council During the Strike: Reflections of a Former Striker Crossing a Picket Line

  • T. Mathai Thomas


This essay examines the role of the University of Bridgeport's Faculty Council in relation to the faculty union. The Faculty Council is a governing body composed of elected faculty representatives from different schools and departments within the university. Faculty Council leaders facilitated the certification of AAUP as the faculty's bargaining agent in 1973 and, under the author's leadership, the faculty petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the union in 1991. The author participated on the picket line during the 1975, 1978 and 1987 faculty strikes, but crossed the picket line during the 1990 strike.

Collective Bargaining Governance Unions 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Mathai Thomas
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of BridgeportBridgeportUSA

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