Photograph supply: College Professionals of Illinois Native 4100 CSU Chapter
The union and college administration have been bargaining for almost a 12 months
The Chicago State College chapter of the College Professionals of Illinois (CSU UPI, IFT Native 4100) formally filed their intent to strike discover with the Illinois Academic Labor Relations Board yesterday afternoon. The union represents about 160 school, lecturers, tutorial assist professionals, and technical assist workers at CSU.
CSU UPI members overwhelmingly voted (98%) to authorize a strike on March 10, permitting their crew to name a strike if sufficient progress isn’t made on the bargaining desk. Now that the 10-day intent to strike discover has been filed, members could strike as early as April 3.
“A strike is at all times a final resort, however CSU administration has pushed us to that time,” stated Dr. Valerie Goss, president of the CSU UPI chapter and affiliate chemistry professor. “Now we have been assembly for almost one 12 months, but CSU administration nonetheless hasn’t as soon as come to the desk with a viable supply. We are going to proceed to demand the assist we have to give our college students the schooling they deserve.”
“Sadly, we’re seeing these conditions on campuses throughout the state,” added UPI President John Miller. “From CSU to Governors State College to Japanese Illinois College, campus presidents are refusing to do the suitable factor for his or her college students, school, and workers. They will afford to supply essential assets however are selecting to not. Similar to the courageous school who had been not too long ago compelled to strike at UIC, our members are dedicated to their college students and campuses. They’ll do what is critical to combat for them each.”
Extra bargaining periods are scheduled for March 27 and 30.
“So far, CSU administration has refused to take bargaining severely,” continued Dr. Goss. “Our proposals will make our college stronger, they are going to increase school and workers retention, and they’re going to guarantee our workload is manageable so that each one college students who want help get it. We will nonetheless keep away from a strike if administration will merely work with us to realize these objectives. We hope they are going to.”
The Chicago State College chapter of the College Professionals of Illinois (IFT Native 4100) represents about 160 school, instructors, tutorial assist professionals and technical assist workers at Chicago State College. They’re affiliated with the Illinois Federation of Academics.