PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds of University of Illinois Educators Form Union

…and UIS is next!

Campus Faculty Association

Hundreds of University of Illinois Educators Form Union

7/09/2014

Non-tenure track faculty in Champaign-Urbana join national movement to improve university working conditions and student success

CHAMPAIGN – Nearly 500 Non-tenure track (NTT) faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) won a major victory by forming a union, which was certified today by the labor relations board. This win is part of a trend in higher education where faculties are pushing back against college administrators turning university teaching into an unstable, temporary job. Stability for educators means higher retention rates and more experience in the classroom. In May, tenure-track and NTT faculty at UIUC’s sister school University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) signed its first union contract, a move that was widely supported by students and community members who saw a lack of respect for their professors as a lack of respect for their education.

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