A Productive Strike and Next Steps

A Productive Strike and Next Steps

Wednesday 4/4 was truly a historic day at Loyola.

NTT Faculty stood up with support from Grad Student Assistants, undergrad students, tenured faculty, and union members, clergy and the poor people’s campaign from across the city.

Here is some press coverage of the strike and what’s at stake:

Report on the strike from the Chicago Tribune
Report on the strike from WGN
Report on the strike from the Washington Post
Report on the strike from Inside Higher Ed
Op-Ed from tenured History Professor in the Loyola Phoenix
Op-Ed in the Chicago Sun Times
Interview …

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We’re STRIKING Tomorrow. Here’s Why.

Last night, after 13 hours of bargaining attended by over 40 contingent faculty members, we were ready to reach an agreement with the University on our first union contract that would have granted us higher wages, more stability and a voice at the table.

However, at the 11th hour, after two years of negotiations, after the union membership had agreed on many compromises in order to reach a fair (but not perfect) agreement, the administration would not reach an agreement with us.

The University chose not to …

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