On March 1, 2019, the University asked the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) to consider expanding the bargaining unit to include faculty members from the Pitt School of Medicine.
The University is also seeking clarification on which administrative appointments make faculty members supervisors or managers.
These are important and necessary steps, as all faculty should have a say on this important issue. Defining the unit is standard practice and requires PLRB review. The University looks forward to scheduling hearings as promptly as possible to advance this process.
The University will continue to support our faculty members regardless of how this issue evolves.