13 Dec #WeHeartUIC
Giving Faculty a Voice #WeHeartUIC
As this is an off-week from our contract bargaining efforts, we won’t be reporting on new progress in that realm, as such. However, our union of full-time faculty here at UIC doesn’t exist solely to bargain and enforce contracts. At its core, UIC United Faculty is about the people who power the university with their labor, and critically, about letting their voices be heard.
In an effort to share these voices, and their stories, we’ve created a web series about how faculty at UIC show their love for their work, their students, and their university. We will be posting these stories under the hashtag #WeHeartUIC on our new UIC United Faculty YouTube channel. Here’s the first of those videos, from our esteemed colleagues in the Political Science department, Dick Simpson and Katharine Floros:
We expect to share more of these videos in the future, because working at Chicago’s premier public university is more than just a job. Faculty at UIC do more than just lecture. They create the learning environment for their students, and we think that the pride and passion they pour into their work speaks for itself!
If you enjoy the video, and want to see more, please subscribe to our YouTube channel so you’ll see new content as it is released. If you are a faculty member and want to tell us about how you Heart UIC, email us at UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com.
Last Bargaining Session of the Semester
The last bargaining session of the semester is coming up next Monday, 12/17, from 1-4pm at Student Center East, in the White Oak Room. Among other discussions, we will be hearing from more of faculty members, arguing for respect in the face of an administration that, so far, refuses to acknowledge the true value of their labor.
We hope you’ll join us in observing the proceedings. UIC faculty Heart UIC, and that commitment deserves recognition. A fair contract would certainly be a good start in that direction.
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