Bowling Green State University

BGSU Faculty Approve Unionization

October 20, 2010

Dear Faculty and Staff,

While the State Employment Relations Board has not certified the election results, the preliminary results are known and the majority of BGSU faculty members who cast ballots in the election voted in favor of unionization.

The administration thanks everyone who took the time to vote in this election. While we would have preferred a different outcome, we respect the process and its result. We must all now commit to continuing the sound stewardship of the University in these difficult economic times.

We have a responsibility to negotiate a contract that is in the best interest of Bowling Green State University. The administration and the Board will continue to work with all appropriate University stakeholders to find ways for BGSU to continue to serve its mission to our students and the people of the state of Ohio.

We will continue to keep you updated as we move forward.


Carol Cartwright

Kenneth W. Borland Jr.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost