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Administrative and Support Staff Unions, U.S.

The growth of the living wage movements across the United States, coupled with the unpredictable nature of, and often reduction in, health and retirement benefits, contributed greatly to the growth of administrative and support staff union representation on U.S. postsecondary campuses. Quantitative, peer-reviewed research studies have documented that union representation leads to increased wages and improved benefits.

In the United States, administrative and support staff unions in universities and colleges include employees in bargaining units who provide administrative leadership, professional services, security, food services, and other important support services for their institution. Although many faculty and graduate students across the United States are also unionized, this entry does not include those bargaining units. This entry only includes bargaining units that do not include faculty or student ...

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