Thursday, June 2, 2011

Catholic Colleges Lose Exempt Status Because Not Catholic Enough

Editor: Never thought of this before. Whoever thought this up is brilliant and there doesn't seem to be any downside to it. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

The conflict between some Roman Catholic colleges and adjunct professors seeking collective bargaining rights is intensifying.
Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that adjuncts at St. Xavier University were entitled to vote on a union, and that the university lacked enough of a religious character to be exempt from provisions of federal labor law.
The ruling is the second this year in which an NLRB regional office has rejected the claims of Roman Catholic colleges that they can prevent adjunct unions. In both the dispute at St. Xavier and one at Manhattan College,officials of the NLRB reviewed the ties of Catholic orders to the colleges and found that the institutions were largely secular.

Adjuncts 2, Catholic Colleges 0 - Inside Higher Ed

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