FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago and SEIU Local 73
Reach Tentative Agreements
Three-Year Agreements Provide Significant
Pay Increases and Enhanced Job Security
for Full- and Part-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
CHICAGO, April 17, 2018—Loyola University Chicago has reached tentative agreements (TAs) with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 for three-year contracts with 350 full- and part-time non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty in Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and seven faculty in the English Language Learning Program (ELLP). The final steps in the process are for SEIU-represented CAS and ELLP faculty to vote to ratify their respective TAs beginning on Thursday, April 19, and approval by the University’s Board of Trustees in June. The union ratification process is expected to take a few days.
“Loyola’s goal from the start of these negotiations was to reach contracts that are consistent with our commitment to social justice and our Jesuit values. With the tentative agreements reached today, we have done just that,” said Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, president of Loyola University Chicago. “The tentative agreements reflect not only Loyola’s appreciation for the many contributions of our NTT faculty, but also our core mission of providing high-quality, affordable education to our students. I want to thank the Loyola and SEIU bargaining teams for their hard work and all of our faculty and students for their patience throughout the negotiations process.”
If approved by SEIU-represented NTT faculty, the new agreements:
- Provide significant pay increases for all SEIU-represented faculty;
- Make Loyola CAS non-tenure-track faculty among the highest paid non-tenured faculty in Chicagoland;
- Offer a 38-40 percent increase to the standard per-credit-hour rate for part-time CAS instructors;
- Provide annual raises for SEIU-represented faculty, consistent with those earned by tenured and tenure-track faculty;
- Provide greater job security and longer appointments for both full-time and part-time unionized faculty;
- Establish a new classification of part-time faculty, known as “Adjunct Instructors,” which would come with a pay raise and a two-year appointment;
- Create a professional development fund specifically for unionized faculty; and
- Are fiscally responsible, ensuring Loyola can continue to offer a high-quality, affordable education to our students.
“With these agreements finalized, we look forward to uniting as a campus community around our shared, core commitment to deliver transformative educational experience for our students,” said Dr. Rooney.
Additional information related to the SEIU negotiations and TAs can be found at LUC.edu/bargaining.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,600 students. Nearly 11,500 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 13 schools, colleges, and institutes, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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