Dear Alma: If You’re “Auda DeLoop”

Dear Alma,

The lecturers and research assistant professors in my department seem unusually happy this week. Is something special going on?
Signed,  Auda DeLoop
Dear Auda,
Indeed — something is going on.  The UIUC full-time  non-tenure-track faculty (those with 51% or greater appointment) have filed for certification as a union.
“Learning” and “Labor” are busting some moves (dignified but triumphant).  Happy Graduation!
Love, Alma