In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana.
David Mercer/Associated Press
April 20, 2016

U Of I Memo Makes Plans For Possible Layoffs

A memo obtained by Illinois Public Media from the U of I's Associated Provost for Human Resources indicates that some jobs on the Urbana campus, including some in Civil Service, could be cut, effective at the start of the fall semester.  The president of AFSCME Local 3700 questions why she wasn't informed of these plans. She says union members are 'scared.'


Students demonstrate for higher education funding on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb.
Rich Egger / TriStates Public Radio
April 20, 2016

Students Lead Rally At WIU

About three dozen Western Illinois University students and staff members marched across campus in Macomb Tuesday to advocate for state funding of higher education. 


Members of NTFC Local 6546 picket outside the University of Illinois English Building
Alejandra Reyes for Illinois Public Media
April 19, 2016

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Launch Two-Day Strike At U Of I

Members of the union representing non-tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois went on strike Tuesday morning, launching a two-day work stoppage.  In a mass e-mail, administrators questioned the goals of the strike, saying tentative agreements have been reached in 14 areas, including several "key items."  But Union President Shawn Gilmore called those areas "small."


Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition logo
Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition
April 18, 2016

UI Non-Tenured Track Faculty Holding 2-Day Strike

About 500 University of Illinois faculty and reseachers will walk off the job Tuesday and Wednesday. NTFC Local #6546 is holding its strike to try and prompt U of I administrators to discuss how they plan to proceed in collective bargaining.  Among the union's demands are multi-year contracts for non-tenured faculty.


Tatyana McFadden, of Clarksville, Md., center, winner of the women's wheelchair division of the 120th Boston Marathon, poses with the family of 2013 bombing victim Martin Richard, on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. From left Henry and Bill Ri
Elise Amendola/Associated Press
April 18, 2016

McFadden Again Wins Boston Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her fourth straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon.  McFadden completed the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square in an official time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, 16 seconds.


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