$10k in Professional Development Funds for NTT Fac Still Available!

$10k in Professional Development Funds for NTT Fac Still Available!

NTT Faculty: One of the things we won in our new contract was a Professional Development Fund in the amount of $30k for each fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th).

Each unionized faculty member can apply for up to $600 in support for each year.

We still have more than $10k left for this fiscal year – so apply now!

For how to apply and more information on eligibility and guidelines, see here: NTT Faculty 2018 Professional Development Fund Guidelines

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NTT Training and Welcome Meeting 11/14 6-8pm

NTT Training and Welcome Meeting 11/14 6-8pm

Calling all Non-Tenure Track Faculty teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences or the English Language Learner Program!  Wednesday, November 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. in Mundelein 407, the General Membership meeting will be held in a workshop format that will include the following:

Learn your rights under our union contract agreement and pick up a copy of the agreement! Booklets that detail your rights as a unionized faculty member will be available and discussed at the meeting. You may reach out to your …

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Sep 26 2018 NTT General Membership Mtg

Sep 26 2018 NTT General Membership Mtg

On September 26, 2018 the Loyola Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union had its first general membership meeting of the academic year.  The purpose of the meeting was to update members on gains made in our new contract, hear updates from representatives of our standing committees, hear from members regarding any concerns as the contract is being implemented, and give individuals who hadn’t voted for the executive committee an opportunity to do so.

Detailed minutes from the meeting can be found at the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9O9AryXxluZczdRajRIdFd6bmZfUDJKRHdaTDBodWdRLWhr/view?usp=sharing

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ACTION REQUEST: Support the graduate student union at the 10/16 budget meeting!

ACTION REQUEST: Support the graduate student union at the 10/16 budget meeting!

Dear colleagues,

While, after a two-year struggle, we have negotiated our first contract, the graduate student union still does not have one. Indeed, the administration still refuses to even sit down and negotiate with them, something clearly inconsistent with their commitment to Catholic social teachings and social justice, both of which stress the importance of workers’ right to be represented through labor unions. In addition to being students, grad students are workers, the teaching assistants and teaching fellows who, like us, do much of the work …

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Loyola NTT Faculty HAVE a Collective Bargaining Agreement!!

Loyola NTT Faculty HAVE a Collective Bargaining Agreement!!

After two years of struggle, organizing, and bargaining, Loyola University Chicago finally has a CBA that starts the summer of 2018 and proceeds for three years. The CBA includes numerous “wins” that were hard fought. More information to be posted on the website shortly.

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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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We’ve Finally Got Their Attention…Progress at the Table

We’ve Finally Got Their Attention…Progress at the Table

We made more progress in negotiations during the last 21 hours than we made in the previous 21 months.  The Loyola administration made positive changes to their proposals on compensation, appointments, and workload.  While this is a very good development, we still have a lot of work to do in order to reach an agreement on our first union contract.

We are working together in coalition with undergraduate students angry about racism on campus, graduate assistants who formed a union but with whom …

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Unsatisfactory LUC Admin Proposals

Unsatisfactory LUC Admin Proposals

While most NTTs were away on Spring Break the Loyola Administration, for the first time in TWENTY-ONE months, gave us their economic proposals. The proposals are an insult to the importance of our work, and showed no respect for the contribution contingent faculty make to the life of the University. 
How far apart are they from our proposals?

Compensation:

 
Union proposal
Administration Proposal

Adjunct Per Course Pay

[currently $4000-4500/course]
2018-19: $5,500

2019-20: $6,500

2020-21: $7,500
2018-19: +$200

2019-20: +~2% [not guaranteed]

2020-21: +~2% [not guaranteed]

FT Lecturer Minimum Salary
2018-19:  +9%

2019-20: +3%

2020-21: +3%
2018-19:  <1%

2019-20: No increase

2020-21: No increase

Raises above minimum
10% over 3 years
“Merit”

 

Job Security for Adjuncts:

Loyola:           Same as now – …

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Crucial Mtg & VOTE for NTT Faculty Tues 2/20

Crucial Mtg & VOTE for NTT Faculty Tues 2/20

Crucial Meeting and VOTE for All Unionized Faculty Tuesday, February 20th

Calling Loyola NTT Faculty members – full-time Lecturers, Instructors and Adjuncts from CAS and ELLP! Join your colleagues to vote on a plan of action to win our first union contract!

We formed our Union over two years ago and we are now at an important decision point: What will we do if we don’t reach an agreement on a fair contract by Easter?

Is job security with longer appointments important to you?
Is a reasonable workload and course load for full-time NTTs …

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