Loyola faculty vote to unionize

by VanessaVaile

Loyola student news on the @LoyolaChicago #adjunct organizing victory

Loyola Student Dispatch

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

union.jpg Photo credit: Erin Hooley, Chicago Tribune

The results are in and out of the 326 part-time and nontenured full-time instructors in Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences, a majority of 63% have voted to join with the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Local 73.

With this decision, Loyola will become the third group of contingent faculty to unionize with Local 73 in the last two months, including the University of Chicago.

The newly-unionized faculty and their supporters held a rally at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in front of the Madonna della Strada Chapel to celebrate the triumph.

“Our victory today represents a win for our students, faculty and the entire Loyola University community. Now all faculty will have a say in our working conditions and I’m encouraged but the gains at other schools across the country,” said Alyson Paige Warren, a writing and literature…

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