We are on our way to a union.

We are on our way to a union.

We are happy to let you know that we are one step closer to forming our union for University of Chicago non-tenure-track faculty. On October 29, we filed our petition to hold a union election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in order to win a voice at our university and improvements in our working conditions.

This is the first step in the legal process that will enable us to hold our union election, and as the Chicago Sun Times noted, join ” …

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Faculty from UC and 18 Schools Attend First Chicago Faculty Forward Symposium

Faculty from UC and 18 Schools Attend First Chicago Faculty Forward Symposium

Thousands of faculty at dozens of colleges and universities have voted to join SEIU/Faculty Forward in the last two years. On Sunday, September 27th, faculty from 19 Chicagoland colleges and universities met to build on the momentum they’ve created to win a voice in their profession and to reverse the trend of low pay, few benefits and little job stability.

Part-time and non-tenure track faculty are now the majority of faculty at our colleges and universities and their numbers continue to increase. At the same time, …

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