Support our LUC non-tenure track faculty on April 4th!
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After almost 2 years of negotiations with Loyola administration, the non-tenure track faculty union here at Loyola (comprised of adjuncts, lecturers, and other non-tenure track faculty) announced on Friday that they have voted to authorize a 1 day strike on Wednesday, April 4th if they are not able to agree on a contract by that date.
As educators, we have committed ourselves to providing the high quality Jesuit education our students deserve. The working and living conditions of our NTT and adjunct faculty impact the learning conditions of Loyola students. It is our responsibility to our colleagues in higher education, and it is also in the best interests of our students to ensure that our NTT and adjunct faculty receive the wages and benefits they have been negotiating for.
If the strike goes forward, I commit to do at least one of the following:
- Attend the university-wide rally on April 4th at 12:00 PM (1032 W Sheridan Rd)
- Join NTT and adjunct faculty at the picket line
- Not cross the picket line
- Cancel any classes or discussion sections I teach on Wednesday, April 4th
- Refuse to attend class
- Ask professors in my department to cancel class
- Talk to my colleagues about how they will participate in the strike
As grad student workers, we will stand in solidarity with our non-tenure track and adjunct faculty and demand that the university recognize our rights as workers by meeting us at the bargaining table and negotiating a contract with graduate student workers. Furthermore, as a democratically elected, legally-recognized union, it is our right to demand the working conditions we deserve. No matter what school, program, career track, or degree type, we are all in this together.
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