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University Bargaining Unit Determination
AFSCME(BL, IN, SB) 11.4 • CWA 1.3 • PA/SS 11.3 • Police(BL, IN, NW, SB, SE)

Last Updated: January 11, 2013

Responsible University Office: University Human Resources

Responsible University Administrator: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Policy Contact: University Human Resources


This policy has moved to the University Policies web site.

A. Scope

This policy applies to all Staff employees.

B. Policy Statement

The University is committed to ensuring uniform and economical management of negotiations and administration of employee representative bargaining units.

C. Procedures

  1. This policy is subject to Board of Trustees approved revisions.
  2. The Board of Trustees has approved a policy whereby the university recognizes the following existing bargaining units:
    1. AFSCME Service Local representing all service employees working on the Bloomington, Indianapolis and South Bend campuses.
    2. AFSCME Police Local 683 representing all police service employees on the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and South Bend campuses.
    3. CWA Local representing all support staff employees on the Bloomington campus and clerical and technical employees on the Northwest campus, with the exception of confidential employees.
  3. Any additional employee units seeking recognition as an exclusive representative must become part of one of the bargaining units listed above.
  4. Employees of a single campus will not be considered an appropriate bargaining unit. Such employees can only obtain exclusive bargaining rights by voting to join one of the three existing units described above.
  5. Service employees on any campus that are not currently represented may vote to opt into the AFSCME Service Local bargaining unit. Support staff and clerical and technical employees on any campus who are not currently represented may vote to opt into the CWA Local bargaining unit.  Police service employees on any campus that are not currently represented may vote to opt into the AFSCME Police Local 683 bargaining unit.

D. Sanctions

Managers, supervisors, and employees who violate this policy are subject to corrective action, up to and including separation.

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Last updated: 11 January 2013
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