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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.

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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