We are forming a union, here’s why

We are forming a union, here’s why

To Our Loyola University Chicago Colleagues,

Over the summer and into the fall semester, we have been meeting and organizing to form a union for adjunct and contingent faculty at Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago. Some of us teach one course a year while others teach many at multiple institutions. Some of us are just beginning our career while others have worked at LUC for many years.

Together, we want to ask for your support.

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “If the dignity …

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

Faculty from LUC 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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