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University of Illinois Urbana Campus union official and English lecturer Shawn Gilmore.
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Campus Unions Seek Meeting With U Of I President

Leaders of labor unions on the University of Illinois’s Urbana campus say President Timothy Killeen has refused their request for a meeting. But an administration spokesman says otherwise. Members of the Campus Labor Coalition called for a meeting with Killeen during a Tuesday news conference outside of the Henry Administration Building on the Main Quad.

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

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

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.

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