From SEIU Local 73
In the second contract at Loyola University, the Non-Tenure Track faculty gained major wins that could set a precedent for other higher ed faculty unions.
Members also won three weeks of paid paternity leave for part-time faculty and they reduced the course load for full-timers by lowering the number of credit hours taught per year that triggers a course release. Members also won the addition of items to the list of work that qualifies one for a course release.
Alyson Paige Warren, part-time faculty chair and bargaining committee member stated, “We are proud of what we have accomplished with our new contract not just for our Adjunct and Non-Tenure Track faculty membership, but for the whole of Loyola University Chicago and our wider higher education community as well. Through working together, we were able to assert our collective voice as one that must be heard in the decision-making process at LUC with our first union contract. This voice further empowered us to break new ground in our current bargaining agreement.”
The agreement with CAS SEIU-represented faculty extends through June 30, 2025. Among other benefits, it:
- Calls for an immediate salary increase for most SEIU-represented faculty;
- Keeps Loyola University Chicago CAS non-tenure-track faculty among the highest paid non-tenured faculty in Chicagoland;
- Offers increased opportunities for workload flexibility for unionized faculty;
- Creates a parental leave policy for part-time unionized faculty;
- Provides earlier notification of tentative class assignments and schedules for part-time unionized faculty;
- Creates a number of new regular full-time non-tenure-track appointments in CAS;
- Opens the professional development fund to part-time faculty who have completed two semesters of teaching and all unionized faculty in CAS; and
- Is fiscally responsible, ensuring Loyola can continue to offer a high-quality, affordable education to our students.