Labor unions have a long and important history at FLCC. The role of these unions is to negotiate and protect the work conditions for its members, which primarily are codified in the labor contract. While unions represent most of the concerned parties that are also a part of shared governance, the process of shared governance is separate from the labor relations signified by union and management relationship.
At FLCC, we acknowledge that representation for many shared governance committees comes from groups that are defined by their labor union status (such as faculty, professional staff, support staff, or adjuncts). In addition, labor unions serve as a primary communication vehicle for stakeholders to hear about shared governance decisions outside of the shared governance structure.