Dear Comrades: We have two great solidarity-building opportunities coming up next week. First, the UIS UF fall social will be at La Fiesta on Tuesday, November 14 from 4:30-7. Second, we are asking for a strong show of solidarity on Thursday, November 16, as a symbolic protest against the University’s decision to dock our wages for strike days. Wear […]

Dear colleagues, Welcome back, and to our new faculty, welcome to UIS! This fall we have a great deal to celebrate as we move forward with our first contract, which was signed into effect just last week. Your (searchable) copy of the new contract is available at You can also see the contract on the UIS web page ( […]

Dear UIS United Faculty members, fans, and family: The Labor Day weekend is upon us, and this year UIS UF has the honor of marching at the head of Springfield’s parade! I hope you’ll join me and other faculty and students to celebrate our new contract and to connect with other area labor unions. This […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04 May 2017 GEO at UIUC Solidarity Statement in Response to UISUF Strike Urbana-Champaign (May 4, 2017): The Graduate Employees’ Organization Local 6300 IFT/AFT at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stands firmly in solidarity with our comrades in University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty (UISUF) as they go on strike for […]

Dear UIS students, Wednesday evening (May 3, 2017), UIS United Faculty (union of tenure-track professors at UIS) voted overwhelmingly to continue our strike against the university. All UIS professors are strongly committed to teaching and learning and none of us want to hinder our student’s educational progress. Voting to continue our strike—especially at the end […]

Today UIS UF received this letter of support for our strike from the Executive Board of APSCUF, the union of faculty at Pennsylvania State colleges and universities. We are grateful for their support! #uisedu #uiscontractnow

To UIS Faculty Sisters and Brothers, Very best wishes and much success in your efforts to conclude a first contract settlement. WSTU Local 571 is in solidarity with you 100%.   In unity, Jane Russell   Jane Russell President T:  630/468-4043 F:  630/468-4088 E:   West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571 500 Oakmont Lane […]