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Part-time faculty at Lesley University vote to unionize

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Part-time faculty members at Lesley University have voted to form a union, becoming the second local group of adjunct faculty to unionize in an effort to improve pay, benefits, and other working conditions.

Adjunct teaching staff at the school in Cambridge voted 359 to 67 to join the Adjunct Action union, according to an announcement from the Service Employees International. the union backing an effort to unionize adjunct faculty at Boston-area schools, as well as at colleges in Los Angeles and Washington state.

Union officials said the results of the Lesley vote were disclosed after the National Labor Relations Board counted mail-in ballots Monday.

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