deliberation and information gathering

Thanks to those who attended the NEIU/UPI Special Membership Meeting yesterday. The opportunity to think with you is helping us prepare an electronic survey for all of the membership to consider.

Everyone: please watch your email over the weekend and keep an eye out for the survey.

Together we have many perspectives on the threat to higher education in Illinois, and your responses will help shape our collective position.

We have filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board–charging that the imposition of furloughs while we were engaged in good faith bargaining violates labor law and our collective bargaining agreement. Bargaining with the administration, however, has not stopped and our aim is a negotiated resolution. We will continue to deliberate on the role direct action will play in this process.