Human Resources Archives


January 31, 2022 2:42 pm

Jan. 31: Update on Union Election

Dear Colleagues, I write to provide an update on the union election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…


January 3, 2022 4:00 pm


December 16, 2021 5:10 pm

Dec. 16: Information from the NLRB Regarding Union Election

Earlier this afternoon, the college received a formal decision and direction of election notice from the Region 01 office of…


November 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Nov. 15: Union Shop or Open Shop?

A number of colleagues have reached out with questions about the difference between a “union shop” and an “open shop.”…


November 5, 2021 12:00 pm

Nov. 5: What is Collective Bargaining?

Over the past month, a number of colleagues have reached out with basic questions about the process of collective bargaining….


November 3, 2021 10:00 am

Nov. 3: Working at Bates

Bates offers eligible employees — those who work at least half-time — competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits program that…


November 2, 2021 8:00 am

Nov. 2: Basic Facts About Labor Unions

Many colleagues have reached out to ask basic questions about labor unions, the petition process, and how that process interacts…


October 20, 2021 9:50 am

Oct. 20: Update on NLRB Petition Status

On Wednesday, October 13, the college received formal notice from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that the petition filed…


October 12, 2021 3:00 pm

Union Organizing at Bates

Dear Colleagues, I write to address issues and questions that have arisen in the context of union organizing efforts at…