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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9.25.2017 NTT Faculty Vision & Goals Presentation

9.25.2017 NTT Faculty Vision & Goals Presentation

NTT Faculty: Join us @ Bargaining 9/25, 9/26 & 10/5

Dear Colleagues,

As contingent faculty, we are running to our next class or to our next school or to pick up the kids from daycare where we spend most of our paycheck. We know that most folks won’t be able to stay for full sessions and that’s okay. But this is an NTT Faculty Union and your voice needs to be heard. Even if you can only make it for a half-hour, please make sure to show up and participate.

SIGN UP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/ijD2HDz19nXS5v2f2

All bargaining sessions will take …

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Pay & Job Security Survey & Summer Update

CLICK https://goo.gl/forms/DbeyUNFihIuPU78q1 to take the Workload, Job Security, Pay & Benefits Survey!

Dear Colleagues,

Summer has arrived and we hope you are getting some well-deserved time off! But for those who are still piecing together summer work, we hope it is going well!

We, as your bargaining team, have been working hard to negotiate a good contract for all Loyola NTT faculty. We have made progress on important topics, such as Academic Freedom, a Labor-Management Committee, and have been working on a detailed, enforceable Grievance …

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General Membership Meeting Recap

Dear Colleagues,

It was so great to see so many of you turn out to our General Membership Meeting on September 14! As the bargaining team of our faculty union, we know that NTT faculty are such an important part of Loyola’s community, and we were happy to meet you all and discuss how we will take action together to win a strong contract that recognizes that our working conditions are our students’ learning conditions. For those who were unable to attend, here are some highlights:

The …

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Get involved with your union!

Looking for a way to get involved in Loyola Faculty Forward?

Consider these options:

Serve on the bargaining committee — Be at the table negotiating with administration. Meet with fellow bargaining committee members and your chief negotiator to put together proposals based on the input and experience of you and your colleagues.

Serve on the contract action team (CAT) — Be the contact person for members in your department or division. CAT members would be in frequent contact with the bargaining committee to be able to communicate …

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Your Bargaining Team

Your Bargaining Team

Meet (most of) your LUC Bargaining Team!

Organized like team sports!

Top: Matthew Williams, James Lodolce, Emma Feeney, Diane Jokinen, Terry Boyle
Bottom: Adam Spiegler, Aaron Greicius, Dave Andrews, Alyson Paige Warren
Missing: Debbie Goodman

Oriented toward the future!

Ready for action!

 

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Survey Results

Survey Results

You speak, we listen!

Thanks to all who took the time to fill out our bargaining survey. We want to fight for a contract that we can all be proud of; getting an accurate reading of the wishes, challenges and concerns of the faculty is a crucial first step in this process.

Below you find a visual summary of some statistics related to the survey, as well as some of our first thoughts. (You can also go here BargainingSurveyOverview to open the file in a separate tab.)

Members of 17 …

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Bargaining update

Bargaining update

This is the first of what will be a series of regular updates from your union’s Bargaining Team as we begin negotiations with the administration to improve all of our teaching and working conditions. It is an honor to be able to work on behalf of all of the dedicated faculty at Loyola. This is your union and our goal is to ensure your hard work is recognized and aided through our direct negotiations with Loyola’s administration. We want Loyola to be the best university …

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News coverage round-up of our victory

News coverage round-up of our victory

Here is some of the news coverage of our union win:

Loyola faculty votes to unionize, Chicago Tribune, January 27, 2016

Loyola contingent faculty vote to join SEIU, America: The National Catholic Review, January 27, 2016

Loyola faculty joins growing list of private schools to unionize, DNAinfo Chicago, January 27, 2016

Contingent faculty at Loyola Chicago vote to unionize, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 27, 2016

 

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