Item UA-53.2019-020 - 40 years of activism : Working for a better Dalhousie

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40 years of activism : Working for a better Dalhousie

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  • 2018 (Creation)
    Dalhousie Faculty Association

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64 p. of textual records : bound ; 28 x 22 cm

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The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) originated in 1951 as an informal alliance of professors primarily concerned with low salaries and their mistrust of the university’s senior administration. By the mid-1970s its officers represented senior faculty members from across the disciplines and the association had established the Dalhousie Faculty Club, in which it held its meetings.

In 1978 the DFA proposed that the Board of Governors grant the association the right to collective bargaining by voluntary recognition. Rejected by the Board, the DFA moved to apply for certification from the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board under the Trade Union Act, and in November 1978 the DFA was officially certified as the union representing the interests of all Dalhousie professors and professional librarians in the matters of employer-employee relations.

The DFA is affiliated with the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Currently the union represents more than 900 faculty, professional librarians and counselors working at Dalhousie University in both Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia.

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Item is a publication called "40 Years of Activism: Working for a Better Dalhousie: Celebrating DFA's 40th year as a certified bargaining agent" that was published by the Dalhousie Faculty Association in 2018. 

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