Loyola University Chicago

SEIU Faculty Union Petition

SEIU Faculty Union Petition

On December 28, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that it does have jurisdiction over Loyola University Chicago and it has directed an election by secret mail ballot to move forward. The NLRB has determined that the appropriate voting unit will include the full-time non-tenure-track and part-time faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences. Details of the secret mail ballot are available here.

As a Jesuit, Catholic university, Loyola is a diverse community that promotes mutual respect, knowledge, learning, and a variety of opinions. We are focused on the pursuit of social justice and we cherish the dignity of all work. For these reasons, the Service Employees International Union Local 73’s (SEIU) attempt to organize the non-tenure-track faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences is a topic worthy of much discussion, debate, and reflection.

This website has been created to provide information about unions in general, and the SEIU in particular, the union organizing process, and what it does and doesn’t mean to be represented by a union. The issue of union representation is of critical importance to every faculty member and to the entire Loyola community. Please use this website as a key resource to learn more about the issues relevant to the question of union representation.