Collective Bargaining (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 60: Collective Bargaining – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s governance bodies and/or similar to determine whether collective bargaining is in place, and/or to consider pursuing/expanding such efforts.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation on collective bargaining is required. If earning the full 1 bonus point, there must be evidence that regular employees, short-term employees, AND student employees are involved in collective bargaining efforts.

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