Our Informational Picket on Monday October 14th drew our members and many supporters to UW's Red Square. Thank you for showing your solidarity! View the pictures on our Facebook page.More
On Friday November 1st, the Seattle Times published an article that discusses the issues UW English Language Faculty is facing in the struggle for a fair contract with the UW. The Seattle Times also reported that the Seattle Mayor and five Washington state legislators have "urged UW to settle labor dispute" with the English Language Faculty.
In a letter addressed to UW President Young and the UW Board of Regents, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn urged the UW to complete negotiations with the UW English Language Faculty "in a way that recognizes the contributions they make to the University, to the students they serve, and to the broader community."
Public News Service inteviewed Union member Rozanna Carosella about the state of negotiations with the UW and problems with our working conditions that are taking a toll on our department.
You can listen to the interview and read the transcript here.
- Invest in Education. Invest in the Educators: Return funds generated by IELP back to IELP to provide high-quality educational experience and retain a committed and professional faculty. Since 2007 the percentage of revenue used for faculty compensation has steadily been decreasing.
- Provide Better Job Security: Give ongoing employment to all IELP Lecturers. No more quarter-to-quarter contracts for faculty who have been teaching here for 15 years!
The organization exists to build among its members the power of solidarity and collective action to influence all matters affecting their professional practice, to uphold quality in the institution in which they work, to create excellent working conditions and to align with other workers in the quest for economic and social justice.
On Friday, September 27th, representatives of UW English Language Faculty visited the office of UW President Michael Young and delivered an informational packet. This packet contained a letter reintroducing the Union, a summary of facts about the Union, and personal testimonials from many Union members.