The timeline of collective bargaining at Hofstra mirrors the timeline of the 50 National Center annual conferences. And the details of the Hofstra timeline, from organizing, to bargaining, from global issues to procedural details, from a bitter strike to collegiality, in an environment that respects both collective bargaining and shared governance, in a world without and then with COVID, provide a microcosm of the collective bargaining world over the decades. This article will start at the beginning of collective bargaining at Hofstra, reflect on social and economic changes during these 50 years, view the changing University aspirations, assess the impact of COVID, and reflect on pending issues, all through the lens of collective bargaining. Three Hofstra AAUP leaders and three senior Hofstra administrators will present a comprehensive review of the 50 years of collective bargaining at Hofstra as seen from both vantage points.

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