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UWSP faculty votes to join teaching union

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty voted to join the American Federation of Teachers, a statewide union.

The vote was held from 11:00 a.m. Wednesday until 1:00 p.m. Thursday. 283 faculty members voted in favor of joining AFT, while 15 voted against. 347 faculty members were eligible to vote.

According to a press release from AFT, UWSP is the 6th campus to join a union since 2009. Other campuses, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Superior, UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout, and UW-River Falls, also voted in favor of collective bargaining representation.

Click here to read the full press release.

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