Untapped Revenue or Cheap Labor? Graduate Students and the Future of UIUC

The strike by graduate employees at UIUC is now in its second week. There is no end in sight; according to the union, the administration offered nothing new at the week’s only bargaining session on Sunday afternoon. And so it is back to the picket lines for the members of the Graduate Employees Organization, andContinue reading “Untapped Revenue or Cheap Labor? Graduate Students and the Future of UIUC”

CFA Responds to Friday’s Massmail

This past Friday, Provost Cangellaris sent faculty a message regarding the “side letter” in the GEO collective bargaining agreement. The message was inaccurate and misleading. CFA believes it is critical for faculty to know what is really going on. Attached is a message that more accurately describes the “side letter,” and GEO’s position. I hopeContinue reading “CFA Responds to Friday’s Massmail”

PRESS RELEASE: CFA SUPPORTS GEO’S FIGHT FOR TUITION WAIVER GUARANTEES

Contact:  Andrew Bowman Email:  campusfacultyassoc@gmail.com Date:  3/4/2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CFA SUPPORTS GEO’S FIGHT FOR TUITION WAIVER GUARANTEES The Campus Faculty Association expresses its deep disappointment in the massmail sent out on Friday March 2, 2018 by Andreas C. Cangellaris, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The massmailContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: CFA SUPPORTS GEO’S FIGHT FOR TUITION WAIVER GUARANTEES”

Updated GEO Support Letter Template

DATE 2018 Provost Andreas C. Cangellaris Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign cangella@illinois.edu (217) 333-6677 Dear Provost Cangellaris, I am writing to express my support for the Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in their effort to bargain a contract. I urge youContinue reading “Updated GEO Support Letter Template”

Resolution of Support for GEO

Campus Faculty Association expresses its support for GEO. The teaching labor of graduate students is essential to the teaching mission of the university. We call on university administration to bargain in good faith to avoid a strike. The formation of GEO helped to pave the way for NTFC, Local 6546, a union of non-tenure faculty.Continue reading “Resolution of Support for GEO”