University of New Mexico part-time faculty elected to form a collective bargaining unit, with an overwhelming majority.
According to the counters, 259 voted for. 26 voted against.
Out of the 492 eligible part-time faculty voters, 288 votes were cast. 259 “Yes: votes were cast opposed to 26 for “No.” Three were considered ineligible due to extraneous marks. 32 votes challenged the election, however counters determined these are "not determinative of anything."
The counters are made up of members of the University United Academics of UNM, and a neutral arbitrator.
The counters are working on the full-time count now.
This is an updating story. Stay tuned for more information.