SEIU Wins Vote of Loyola’s 326 Adjunct Faculty—College Officials “Disappointed”
by Linze Rice
Adjunct professors at Loyola University “overwhelmingly” voted in favor to unionize Wednesday at a meeting with the National Labor Relations Board.
Of 326 faculty members eligible to vote, 224 did — and 63 percent of those voters agreed to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.
“Our victory today represents a win for our students, faculty and the entire Loyola University community. Now all faculty will have a say in our working conditions and I’m encouraged [by] the gains at other schools across the country,” said Alyson Paige Warren, a writing and literature instructor at Loyola. “Having a union will not only empower us, but our tenure-track colleagues, our students and the university as a whole.”
Loyola is the latest to join a growing list of private institutions unionizing.
In December, non-tenured faculty at the University of Chicago unionized, and similar efforts have been underway at places like DePaul and others.
There are more than 6,500 adjunct teachers represented in a union within private universities in
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