For-profit institutions of higher education and unions.
While some may think it makes a lot of sense to organize the sector, it may be difficult -- as the Seattle organizing drive illustrates. Many union officials say that they are regularly approached by faculty members at for-profit colleges who want to unionize, but who hesitate to sign their names to cards requesting representation or to take any public stand. The all-adjunct model used by many for-profit institutions, in which administrators have wide control over who is hired to teach, leaves many faculty members feeling that they can't afford to take any public stand, say union organizers. [emphasis added]