Strike Possible as Contract Deadline Looms at Loyola University Chicago

Media Advisory for April 4, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. . . .

Poor People’s Campaign, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Plan Wednesday Rally at Loyola University

Strike possible as administration yet to reach fair contract agreement by April 4 deadline

CHICAGO – In the midst of the latest rounds of nearly two years of negotiations between Loyola University Chicago and the non-tenure track faculty union, the Poor People’s Campaign will rally on campus with faculty and students on Wednesday calling for respect, job security and equality for all working people. Loyola graduate assistant workers, religious leaders, and community leaders also will join in the rally to support the faculty and to put the spotlight on other issues including racial profiling by campus police.

The “Time’s Up Loyola!” rally, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, will address recent social and economic issues on Loyola’s campus. Issues include recent police brutality; faculty fighting for respect and a fair first contract, and graduate assistant workers demanding the administration recognize their rights as workers. If the administration fails to reach a fair contract agreement, non-tenure faculty will be on strike.

WHO: Loyola non-tenure track faculty; Loyola graduate assistant workers; Loyola students, Rev. Saeed Richardson, Poor People’s Campaign; Rev. Larry Dowling, Arise; community leaders

WHAT:  “Time’s Up Loyola!” Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, noon

WHERE: Loyola Lakeshore Campus, Main Entrance,

1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

VISUALS: Non-tenure track faculty and graduate assistant workers with signs and shirts, religious leaders speaking, cheering crowd, etc.

Follow #TimesUpLoyola for photos and updates.



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