Robert Rushing

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Associate Professor, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

In the face of ever-shrinking budgets and the corporatization of state higher education, a faculty union is the only way forward. We need to push back against the shrinking professoriate, vanishing retirement benefits, and exploitation of graduate student and adjunct labor that threaten the integrity, value, and accessibility of higher education for the citizens of Illinois. I believe that a faculty union, done right, is essential for this struggle.