Monthly Archives: May 2017

Support and Solidarity from UIUC Graduate Employees’ Organization

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 […]

On the ongoing strike: to our students

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 […]

Letter of Support from APSCUF

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

West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571 supports UIS Faculty

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:  jrussell@ift-aft.org   West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571 500 Oakmont Lane […]

Press Release

UIS Faculty On Strike Third Strike on Third U of I Campus   May 1, 2017   SPRINGFIELD – After twenty months of negotiations, University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) United Faculty has announced that it will be on strike starting Tuesday, May 2nd. This announcement comes after twenty months of bargaining will little progress on the […]

On Strike

We walked into a bargaining session this morning hopeful, believing that perhaps the Chancellor and administration was willing to bargain in good faith. But we were preparing just in case. This evening, we sent out the following email to our bargaining unit:  Colleagues, Bad news.  Strike is on. We came into bargaining today hopeful that we […]