February 17, 2018
Progress in Negotiations with SEIU Local 73
As you may know, Loyola is in the midst of collective bargaining with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, which represents about 350 full-time and part-time non-tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and about 10 faculty in the English Language Learning Program (ELLP). Loyola is committed to ongoing and transparent communications with our campus community throughout this process. Detailed updates about the negotiations are available on the collective bargaining website for the entire campus community to view.
Loyola is bargaining with a sense of urgency to reach a fair and reasonable agreement for our non-tenure-track faculty this spring. We are making good progress:
- CAS: Loyola and the Union have now reached 17 total Tentative Agreements on non-economic and economic issues, including: faculty evaluations; faculty rights, duties and responsibilities; grievance and procedure, labor management collaboration, union rights; and shared governance.
- ELLP: Loyola and the Union have now reached 19 total Tentative Agreements on non-economic and economic issues, including: faculty access to services; discipline, corrective action and discharge; faculty evaluations; faculty rights, duties and responsibilities; grievance and arbitration procedure, health and safety; labor management collaboration; union rights; and shared governance.
Bargaining sessions for both CAS and ELLP are scheduled through May, during which Loyola will continue to bargain in good faith to reach a fair and reasonable collective bargaining agreement that is consistent with our commitment to social justice and our Jesuit values.
As a leading Jesuit, Catholic University, we take very seriously our commitment to academic freedom and our mission to provide a diverse learning community that values freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth, and care for others. We value our non-tenure-track full-time and part-time CAS faculty and our ELLP faculty, and recognize their many contributions to the fabric of our University community. We also appreciate that they would like higher wages and enhanced job security, and we are committed to reaching an agreement that is good for everyone – our faculty, our students, and the entire Loyola University Chicago academic community.