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Judge rules against union at Boston University

An administrative law judge has ruled that college professors are managers and cannot be represented by a labor organization. Judge George S. McInerney ruled Tuesday that the American Association of University Professors, which represents Boston University's 900 faculty members, ''was not a bona fide labor organization because its members were not employees under the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.'' The union said it would appeal the ruling.

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University President John Silber praised the decision, saying he considered trade unions incompatible with the work of the faculty.

The ruling was based on a 1980 decision by the US Supreme Court that faculty at Yeshiva University in New York were managers and thus not entitled to form a union under the National Labor Relations Act.

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