Tenure-Line Professors at SIU Edwardsville Unionize

December 20, 2016

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will be represented in collective bargaining by the National Education Association, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board said late last week. A majority of faculty members signed a petition in support of such representation, with many thinking more about the ongoing, statewide budget crisis than campus-specific issues, according to information from the new union. “We organized to ensure a place at the table when hard decisions need to be made,” Kim Archer, professor of music, said in a news release.

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