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Dismay over pension legislation

April 22, 2014

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Faculty are already dismayed by pension reform legislation that is likely to prompt a brain-drain come summer.  Chris Kennedy’s remarks about how faculty ought to take action add bewilderment to dismay. Why are faculty not “up in arms, walking out of the classroom protesting?” That’s only a step...

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

February 20, 2014

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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...

Unionization beneficial to University, promotes affordability

February 13, 2014

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Yesterday’s editorial opposing the unionization of faculty at the University of Illinois was disappointing to me as a faculty member and as a parent of two college students.  Apparently, the editors did not attend the recent public meeting of the Campus Faculty Association or read its materials closel...

Faculty unionization would have positive impact on University

February 11, 2014

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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 ...