University of Illinois, Springfield UPI 4100 ON STRIKE TOMORROW

Our brothers and sisters at UIS/UPI 4100 are going on strike tomorrow, Tuesday May 2. They are negotiating their first contract and their university refuses to include evaluation procedures for retention and for tenure. I hope some of us can join them on line Wednesday or later in the week. If you can go please email me and the Local will cover the cost of your travel. It is vital that we turn out for this action and continue to keep public higher education in the news and conversations around dinner tables.

I want to thank and congratulate everyone on the actions we have participated in to dramatize the harm being done to NEIU and public higher education throughout Illinois. Tomorrow we will come back from our last furlough of the spring semester and finish up our classes.

I will be writing as soon as I receive clarity about the email sent by the administration Friday regarding the possibility of further furloughs.