June 21, 2022
Dear ArtCenter Community,
I am writing to let you know that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has just concluded counting the ballots to determine whether the California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (CFT, AFL-CIO) will represent all full-time and part-time faculty at ArtCenter. By a vote of 310 to 204, the faculty have elected to be represented by CFT, AFL-CIO.
As we have stated from the start, our goal during this process has been to offer faculty facts about unionization and its potential impact on our community so that a fully-informed decision could be made. Now that faculty have chosen union representation, we will work in good faith with the union to create the best possible working and learning environment for our faculty, staff and students.
We come away from this experience with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities before us and a renewed commitment to positive change, and I am confident in Karen’s ability to unify our community and lead ArtCenter into the future.
Lorne M. Buchman
Art Center College of Design