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Call to Action – support ISU AFSCME workers at ISU  BOT Meetings  

“Fair Contract Now” buttons will be available.  Please wear green in support.  Seek out media reps to say that as a member of the ISU Faculty Association, you stand behind your campus co-workers!


New SIUE Faculty Association ratifies first comprehensive union contract

Organized in 2016, the SIU Edwardsville Faculty Association represents some 400 tenure-line faculty.  The FA has built upon an initial interim agreement from 2017 and last month concluded negotiations for their first comprehensive accord.  Subject to ratification by FA membership in August, the contract will run through FY 2022.

See SIUE FA Contract History & Highlights


A PENSION IS A PROMISE!  Call to action victorious!

Thanks for adding your voice.  IEA helped pass legislation that lifted the 3% cap/limit on qualifying years to calculate your pension.   Illinois lawmakers reverse cost shift, reinstate 6 percent salary threshold for teachers

What is this is about?  Repeal the 3% Salary Limit! 

More on an earlier victory against Illinois’ comprehensive pension reform below *


Faculty Unions and the Academy


ISU Faculty ‘Open Letter’ Questions Spending & Educational Priorities


Concrete Examples: How Faculty Unions Deliver


Senate & Union: not Mutually Exclusive


The Process of Organizing an ISU Faculty Union


Sample ‘Union Certification & Bargaining Timeline’  


Local Governance & Resources


Other Links


SIU Edwardsville Faculty Association Links

SIUE FA Website


SIU Carbondale Faculty Association Links

SIUC Faculty Association Contract FY 2017-2018

SIUC Faculty Association Contract FY 2011-2014

SIUC Faculty Association Contract FY 2007-2010

SIUC FA Contract FY 2007-2010 Highlights

SIUC FA website

SIUE ‘Faculty Advocate’ (on SIUC gains)

IEA and Illinois Labor Coalition Defeat 2015 Pension ‘Reform’ Law

IEA Higher Education members join IEA leaders and K-12 members in Springfield to protest pension ‘reform.’ The State Supreme Court declared the law, with its diminished pension benefits, wholly unconstitutional.  See The New York Times: Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers’ Pension Overhaul

IEA Higher Education members with other IEA member lobbyists at Lobby Day