Talk: Learning and Labor – The History of Labor at Illinois

Featuring comments from longtime University of Illinois workers and labor activists, as well as labor historians, this discussion will examine the history of labor on the University campus. The panel is coordinated by Daniel Gilbert, Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations – LER. The panelists will include longtime CFAContinue reading “Talk: Learning and Labor – The History of Labor at Illinois”

CAFT Report on the Steven Salaita Case: Serious Violations of Shared Governance and Due Process

The report of the Committee of Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) on the Steven Salaita case has been made public. As the Campus Faculty Association has been saying since early August, the treatment of Professor Salaita was a serious violation of due process. With the CAFT report, the University of Illinois faculty as whole standsContinue reading “CAFT Report on the Steven Salaita Case: Serious Violations of Shared Governance and Due Process”

Meet Us at the Alma Mater, Noon, Thursday, September 11

Dear Colleagues, As you know, UIUC faces an unprecedented crisis of academic freedom and shared governance. At the same time, our non-tenure-track colleagues are facing frozen wages and an unwillingness to bargain, while clerical staff on campus are battling the destruction of their collective bargaining agreement. Clearly, the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Wise areContinue reading “Meet Us at the Alma Mater, Noon, Thursday, September 11”

Letter from AAUP to Chancellor Wise explains why UI actions are unacceptable

Anita Levy, from the national American Association of University Professors (AAUP), today sent a forceful letter to Chancellor Phyllis Wise stating that the AAUP is extremely concerned that the firing of Steven Salaita constitutes an “arbitrary dismissal,” an unacceptable action according to long-standing AAUP statements and policies (to which the University is formally committed). Levy argues that theContinue reading “Letter from AAUP to Chancellor Wise explains why UI actions are unacceptable”