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DePaul’s Philosophy on Unionization

Consistent with its values, DePaul supports religious freedom, Catholic social teaching on workers’ rights and the right of faculty to have their voice heard. DePaul is not anti-union.

Our preference is to maintain a direct working relationship with our faculty—without interference from a third party that may not understand our university or our values—in the belief that it will empower us to build on the improvements that we have made and are making together in direct response to faculty needs. This collaborative working relationship—one built on decades of mutual respect, trust and direct dialogue—is one of our university’s great strengths and presents our university, our faculty, our staff and our students with the best opportunity for future progress.

DePaul greatly values the contributions of its adjunct faculty, who are key to the university fulfilling its educational mission, and is committed to providing a rewarding and positive work environment. We hope that DePaul adjunct faculty, after reviewing all of the facts, will agree to continue to work directly together to improve and make the university an even better place for our faculty, staff and students.​