Thursday, August 6, 2015

Solidarity to Save Jobs

Inside Higher Ed
August 6th, 2015


At Eastern Illinois University, tenured and tenure-track faculty are stepping up in the midst of a budget crunch to help those not on the tenure track keep their jobs.
Unionized faculty members at the state institution have agreed to extend their contract for one year, delaying a 1.5 percent across-the-board raise, for which they had already negotiated. Those funds will be used to save the jobs of 29 annually contracted faculty, whose letters of intent for the upcoming semester were rescinded last month.
Now those faculty members will be able to teach for at least one semester. All faculty at the university are represented by the University Professionals of Illinois, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

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