Author: Chris Weber

GSU administration, faculty finalize new 3-year contract

After months of negotiations, unionized faculty and staff at Governors State University have a new three-year contract, but not without a bit of acrimony. Members of the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, GSU Chapter voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement for the years 2022-2025. The union members[Read More…]

Strike suspended as GSU, union reach tentative agreement

Governors State University and the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) representing GSU faculty and staff reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night. The deal resulted in suspension of the strike that began a week ago. “We’re relieved that we’ve come out of this process with a contract that addresses workload[Read More…]

GSU president answers questions about strike

While picketing continued outside, Governors State University President Cheryl Green and members of the administration held a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday, April 12, to answer questions and dispute some charges made by striking members of the University Professionals of Illinois.  Green denied the administration team had walked away from[Read More…]

Striking faculty and staff from GSU cheer speakers during the rally outside the administration building on Tuesday. (Provided photo/GSU Phoenix staff)

Picketing, rally mark start of strike by GSU faculty and staff

Faculty and staff at Governors State University went on strike on Tuesday, April 11. The action comes after negotiations that began last summer stalled. Union members picketed near the university’s main entrance and then rallied outside of the university’s administrative offices. They were joined by fellow members of University Professionals[Read More…]

Faculty and staff authorize strike against GSU

Governors State University’s faculty and staff union (GSU UPI) voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement cannot be reached. The vote comes after nine months of negotiations, mediation and little progress at the bargaining table. Many GSU UPI members have continued working to serve[Read More…]

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