Illinois faculty need your support

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign non-tenure faculty are striking for two days this week over lack of multi-year contracts for members and the union is asking supporters to sign a petition of support.

The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 (AFT/AAUP), which represents teaching, clinical and research faculty at the university, has been bargaining its first contract for nearly two years. The university’s administration hires about 500 non-tenure faculty on nine-month contracts each year.

Click here to sign the petition in support of UIUC non-tenure faculty.