Mission Statement

The purpose of this blog is to deconstruct the rhetoric and strategies of faculty union advocates at the University of Illinois. A consequential decision like this must be based on facts, not spin. Right now only one side of the argument is being presented to faculty. This blog represents the other side of the argument.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Like everyone who cares about this university, we are relieved to see a settlement of the contract dispute at UIC with no further strikes.  

Since the details of the contract have not been made public, we will withhold any judgment on that.

But we will be particularly interested to see whether faculty at UIC will do better under their union contract than our faculty have done WITHOUT one.  Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Here is the UIC tenure-track contract.