Solidarity Statement for EIU Faculty

We, the Executive Committee of the Campus Faculty Association, representing faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, write to express strong support for our UPI colleagues at Eastern Illinois University in their quest for a contract that reflects the interests of faculty, staff, and students at Eastern. The budget priorities they propose reflect anContinue reading “Solidarity Statement for EIU Faculty”

Statement of Support for Striking UIC Faculty

CFA stands in solidarity with UIC United Faculty in their efforts to secure excellent teaching and learning conditions on our sister campus. We are outraged that the University of Illinois administration continues to choose conflict over compromise and profits over people. We call on President Killeen to exercise the leadership required by this crisis andContinue reading “Statement of Support for Striking UIC Faculty”

CFA Statement on SHEILD COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Local Community

The CFA calls on the University of Illinois to fulfill its public mission by providing its saliva-based COVID testing to the local community.  Endorsements:Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO)Non-Tenure Track Faculty Coalition (NTFC) For Immediate Release: April 4, 2021 The Campus Faculty Association (CFA) calls on the University of Illinois to live up to its status asContinue reading “CFA Statement on SHEILD COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Local Community”

CFA Sponsoring a Talk on UIUC Finances and Putting People First

Friday October 2, 10 am CST Towards a People’s Budget at UIUC: Analyzing our University’s Finances with Dr. Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University presented by the Campus Labor Coalition sponsored by the Campus Faculty Association Please join us as we examine our university’s finances and budgetary priorities with one of theContinue reading “CFA Sponsoring a Talk on UIUC Finances and Putting People First”

Statement of Solidarity with those Fighting Racism and Police Violence

The Campus Faculty Association stands in solidarity with those all over the nation engaged in the struggle against racism and police violence. As educators we have a special responsibility to dismantle the systems of oppression that again and again deprive our African American brothers and sisters of their very right to live. We call onContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity with those Fighting Racism and Police Violence”

Statement of Support for the Chicago Teacher’s Union

The Campus Faculty Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign expresses its strong solidarity with the Chicago Teachers’ Union in their historic strike for educational equity in the city’s public schools.  At a moment of widespread privatization, CTU has been exemplary in defending the ideal of excellent neighborhood schools, demanding smaller class sizes andContinue reading “Statement of Support for the Chicago Teacher’s Union”

Statement of Support of Tariq Khan

The CFA expresses its strongest support for Tariq Khan. Mr. Khan is a PhD candidate in excellent standing in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Tariq is an engaged, thoughtful, and committed scholar and a wonderful and effective teacher. His presence in our intellectual community is invaluable. Tariq Khan is alsoContinue reading “Statement of Support of Tariq Khan”

A Letter to Our Colleagues at UI Springfield

Dear Colleagues, We who are members of the Campus Faculty Association of your sister campus in Urbana-Champaign want to offer you our heartfelt congratulations on your great success in returning to your campus’s long tradition of unionized faculty. Your success is an inspiration to us to keep the dream for a university-wide unionized faculty body.Continue reading “A Letter to Our Colleagues at UI Springfield”

AFSCME Solidarity Statement

Dear Colleagues and Co-Workers, The men and women who work on this campus to make our own work possible are getting a raw deal. The clerical and business office staff who keep our departments functioning; the child development workers (many with advanced degrees) at the Child Development Lab to whom many of us entrust ourContinue reading “AFSCME Solidarity Statement”