Union coalition lawsuit (We Are One Illinois) challenging the pension-slashing SB1.
More analysis of the We Are One Illinois lawsuit.
Update from UICUF Local 6456: Faculty Union Responds to the UIC Provost on the State of Contract Negotiations.
Mechanics of Higher Ed Unionism (and what a union can do for Engineering faculty)
Response to College of Engineering Executive Committee message about faculty unionization
We recommend your first stop be the Illinois Retirement Security Initiative (IRSI) website. They are a project on our state pensions under the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.
Illinois state employee unions coordinate their pension action through the We Are One Illinois coalition.
Overview of Illinois State pensions from Sunshine Review.
David O. Johnston on public pensions – they are deferred employee compensation, not a gift from the taxpayer.
Non-Tenure Track Faculty
New Faculty Majority: An Organization that advocates for adjunct and contingent faculty nationally.
How events in Wisconsin converted Professor Stanley Fish to faculty unions.
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports national survey findings that pay in public universities is flat lining while private universities’ salaries climb. To read, click here.
University of Louisiana page with several articles on shared governance.
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) statements on shared governance.
Chronicle of Higher Education article by philosophy professor John Lachs (Vanderbilt).