University Faculty Unions

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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6 Responses

  1. Matt Bodie says:

    Most private law faculties cannot join NLRA-certified unions, since they are considered managerial employees (NLRB v. Yeshiva University, 444 U.S. 672 (1980)). So the law-prof unions are more along the lines of voluntary associations that may consult on workplace issues but do not have collective-bargaining rights.

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    But Matt, Temple isn’t a private law school.

  3. Matt Bodie says:

    Your post seemed to apply beyond Temple. I’d be curious to know what collective bargaining rights the Temple Law faculty union has, especially if it’s not collecting dues.

  4. Miriam Cherry says:

    How does this post interact with your post just below it?

  5. dave hoffman says:

    Matt: Good question. I guess my post signals my view that being a member of a faculty union isn’t my idea of a good time. But I haven’t investigated.

    Miriam: I hadn’t thought the two posts were linked, except that they were both born out of some work I’ve done on Temple’s accreditation self-study. Do you see a connection?

  6. Miriam Cherry says:

    I didn’t know if the union had some take/view on the items listed below; or if the items listed below would provide (in your mind) a reason to justify unionization.