The Local and IFT are working on our response to Rauner’s executive order, and at this time, it appears that the order does not extend to the universities. This is an attack, though, on unions and on state workers. It is even more important, now, that we sign cards and are all carded members so we can prepare to withstand the attacks on public higher education that are possibly ahead.
I am going to paste a link from IFT on the decision below. More soon when we hear from Ellie.
And I will forward our sister school’s, UIC United Faculty’s, analysis. It was hastily written but it gives a good overview of the procedural questions as well our professional concerns.
Hang on, and remember how important our work is to our students, the city, state and beyond.