The Daily Illini

Unionization only way to maintain fair working environment, high quality education

February 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This letter is a response to the previous editorial, “Unionization at University needs stronger, demonstrable goals,” published in the Feb. 11, 2014, edition of The Daily Illini.  The Daily Illini Editorial Board’s recent editorial raises serious questions about the wisdom of a unionized fa...

Non-unionization best way to preserve University excellence

February 24, 2014

On Feb. 18, the faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus walked out of their classrooms and onto the picket lines. This action demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that the union’s primary concern is not students’ welfare or educational excellence.  The strike is primarily ...

Unionization would garner much-needed attention from state officials and administrators

February 20, 2014

Some years ago, I taught at a public university in which the faculty was unionized. That union formed because many years of experience had demonstrated that formal obeisance toward shared governance meant little.  Resolutions by the faculty senate were routinely ignored and its recommendations vetoed...

Faculty unionization would have positive impact on University

February 11, 2014

The Graduate Employees Organization, the union that represents all 2,700 teaching assistants and graduate assistants at the University of Illinois, stands in solidarity with the Campus Faculty Association.  Last week, members of the GEO participated in a lively CFA event, attended by more than 100 faculty and ...