11.8.17 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

11.8.17 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

A Socially Just Workplace Means Fair Pay & Equal Benefits

“It is all of our responsibility to ensure an increasingly fair, competitive, and socially just workplace.” — President Jo Ann Rooney 9/21/2017

At the end of negotiations on November 8th, we gave Loyola management our initial proposals for increased pay and benefits.  While the management is still arguing about ground rules and trying to restrict Unionized faculty rights, we have put forward proposals on all of our major goals:

Creating one faculty
Moving past contingency
Greater transparency and consistency
Progress toward parity …

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Pro-Social Justice or Anti-Union? Loyola Can’t be Both!

Pro-Social Justice or Anti-Union? Loyola Can’t be Both!

The Loyola Administration cannot declare as they do on their loyolaforyou.org website (set up by a contracted firm to make the case against graduate worker unionization) that they are “pro-social justice”, when their actions have put them on the same side of history as prominent right-wing activists.

It is important to look past what they say, and instead focus on what they do:

Loyola administration refused to recognize the graduate student union and schedule negotiations with them. Instead, they are hoping legal challenges to the rights of …

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11.1.2017 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

11.1.2017 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

In recent negotiations with Loyola administration, we made our proposals on promotions, appointments, course assignments, and evaluations – all aimed at making non-tenure track, and particularly, adjunct faculty positions more stable and predictable.

For full-time NTT faculty, we proposed a clear promotional path to Advanced and Senior Lecturer positions, with longer appointments and recourse if promotions are unfairly denied.

For adjunct part-time NTT faculty, we rejected semester-to-semester and course-to-course appointments that treat faculty as disposable and leave people not knowing if they have a job. Instead, our proposals include:

Adjuncts would receive …

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