Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duquesne, Don't Appeal Nlrb Decision

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duquesne, Don't Appeal Nlrb Decision

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As a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, I am ashamed of my alma mater for failing to recognize and collectively bargain with adjunct faculty at the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ("Duquesne Must Now Recognize Adjunct Faculty Union," April 12).

The law school tells prospective students that they "will be trained to a high degree of professional skill with a special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns." Duquesne had the opportunity to stop a five-year legal battle and show respect for the invaluable contributions of adjunct faculty members. They failed.

Duquesne is making the wrong legal decision to appeal the National Labor Relations Board ruling, and they are making the wrong ethical and moral decision. The NLRB has had jurisdiction over Duquesne since 1982, and should continue to exercise its jurisdiction. …

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