Approved by the:	Student Senate December 5, 1996


WHEREAS the proposed unionization of University of Minnesota faculty will potentially create a new faculty governance system, and

WHEREAS shared governance is important to all parties, and

WHEREAS this new system of labor governance could effectively dismantle the authority and effectiveness of the University Senate, and

WHEREAS the University Senate is the primary governance structure for both faculty and students, and

WHEREAS there has been no guarantee of students having a voice in the proposals for a faculty union, thereby hindering student representation of University issues and policy, and

WHEREAS depriving students of University representation will silence some of the faculty's strongest supporters, and

WHEREAS students are concerned about possible tuition increases and strikes brought about by a union;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the University of Minnesota Student Senate requests faculty to vote down the University Faculty Alliance's proposed unionization.

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