Adjunct professors at Ithaca College have voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union, the group said in a news release on Thursday. Part-time professors at the New York college voted 172 to 53 in favor of unionizing, according to the release.
The vote represents the latest victory for the union’s Adjunct Action project, which seeks to organize adjuncts across the country. New York colleges whose adjuncts have also voted to unionize with the SEIU include the College of Saint Rose and Schenectady County Community College.
In a written statement, Thomas R. Rochon, Ithaca’s president, said he hoped “all parties can reach agreement on a contract as amicably as possible.”