Dear Alma,The lecturers and research assistant professors in my department seem unusually happy this week. Is something special going on?Signed, Auda DeLoop
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!