MARCH FRIDAY to Support the Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union as they Fight for Recognition and a Fair Contract

| November 7, 2019

The Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union, which represents Loyola University graduate students who work as teaching assistants, research assistants, program assistants, and fellowship teachers, has been fighting for nearly three years for recognition and a seat at the bargaining table.  The workers have demanded livable wages and recognition since February 2017.

On November 22, the Trump administration’s anti-worker National Labor Relations Board is expected to reverse a previous ruling and propose a new regulation that affirms that graduate students at private universities are not considered workers and are, therefore, ineligible for union representation.  Before the NLRB’s rule changes takes effect, the Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union is stepping up its efforts to gain recognition.

This Friday, November 8, the Graduate Workers’ Union and its allies will march together to present a petition to Loyola University Dean Thomas Regan and President Jo Ann Rooney demanding the university’s administration agree to bargain with the Union before November 22.

Teamsters Local 727 stands in solidarity with Loyola graduate workers and encourages all Local 727 members to show their support by joining Friday’s march.

Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union March
DATE: Friday, November 8
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: Outside Cudahy Science Hall, East Quad of the Loyola University Lake Shore Campus – 6450 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago

“I urge all Local 727 members to come out and support these hardworking men and women,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “By standing together we can help these graduate workers achieve what they deserve—a say in their workplace.”

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or grievance(s), or as a waiver of any rights, arguments, or defenses under any contract, collective bargaining agreement, or applicable law. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

Category: Current Events

Comments are closed.