We’ve Waited Too Long, The Time to Act Is Now

We’ve Waited Too Long, The Time to Act Is Now

We made more progress in  negotiations on Friday, February 2nd as we agreed to contract articles on evaluations and faculty duties and responsibilities.  Also, for the first time, the Loyola administration made a modest proposal for a cancellation fee to be paid to adjunct faculty if a course assignment is canceled at the last minute.

As we go forward, the negotiations will turn on five key issues:

Greater job and income security for adjuncts instead of semester to semester appointments
A more reasonable workload for full-time NTT …

Read More »

U. Senate Votes to Support Fair Contract for Union by End of this Semester

U. Senate Votes to Support Fair Contract for Union by End of this Semester

At the January 26th LUC University Senate meeting, several dozen NTT faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and Tenure Track allies showed up and spoke out on a proposal to encourage the administration to bargain in good faith and finalize a fair contract by the end of this Spring semester. Thanks to their passionate contributions, the resolution to support an expedient process toward a just contract for contingent faculty passed!

Senators Pamela Caughie (Professor, English) and Tisha Rajendra (Associate Professor, Theology) presented the proposal, which stated …

Read More »

We Proposed Fair Pay Increases & the Loyola Administration Responded With Rumors

We Proposed Fair Pay Increases & the Loyola Administration Responded With Rumors

 

The Loyola administration is spreading rumors that the NTT Faculty Union’s proposals for pay equity are extreme. At the same time, after 18 months of negotiating, the administration hasn’t made any proposals or counter-proposals related to pay for NTT faculty. So, we want to set the record straight.

What have we proposed?

After a 10-year pay freeze,

a pay increase for adjuncts to a minimum of $7,500 per course by the beginning of 2019. Loyola adjunct faculty are among the lowest paid in Chicago. 1
a pay increase for …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »