Thursday, September 15, 2011
UIC Joint Faculty Union Upheld
Today, the full Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) ruled in favor of the faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), rejecting the administration's argument that full-time faculty and adjuncts could not be part of the same union. According to a press release, "UIC United Faculty will immediately contact the administration to bargain a first contract." The administration should stop its stalling tactics, and start negotiating with the union. The UIC United Faculty revealed that UIC had spent the amazing figure of $3,282,414 in the past 10 years on outside counsel dealing with labor issues.