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 to ratify 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 http://www.alestlelive.com/news/article_ecf5bb02-a85d-11e9-9cba-c3115e06311c.html and check out https://isufa.org/ after the fall semester begins for exciting details.
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
- Side by Side chart
The Process of Organizing an ISU Faculty Union
- A ‘Majority Interest Petition’ (no vote needed), ‘Fair Share,’ etc: The process of organizing an ISU faculty union
Sample ‘Union Certification & Bargaining Timeline’
Local Governance & Resources
SIU Edwardsville Faculty Association Links
SIU Carbondale Faculty Association Links
* 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