Many public college and university faculties have unionized since public employees gained the right to bargain collectively in several states. Most studies of the effects of faculty unionization have been at the institutional level and have included faculty compensation, workload, and other conditions of employment. Although results of these studies are mixed, unionized faculties at four-year institutions experience greater compensation increases in their early years of collective bargaining, but this early advantage subsequently tails off until there is no difference from nonunion counterparts.
Cross, Jeffrey Franklin
"The Impact of College and University Faculty Collective Bargaining on State Appropriations to Public Higher Education,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 5.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss1/5