Solidarity with NTFC

Solidarity with NTFC

Who is NTFC?

The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition started as part of the Campus Faculty Association in 2011. By 2014, it had become a separate union for non-tenure faculty. It was officially recognized by the state of Illinois on July 8, 2014. In October 2014, the NTFC began bargaining their first contract. Their homepage can be found here.

NTFC Strike – April 19-20, 2016

After bargaining for a year and a half, the NTFC and the University called in a federal mediator. Unfortunately, after a couple of meetings with the federal mediator, the NTFC and the University were unable to come to an agreement. The NTFC voted to strike in April 2016. On April 19 and 20, 2016, the NTFC struck. GEO provided support for the NTFC strike by picketing with NTFC, moving classes out of the affected building, and providing other forms of solidarity.

This webpage was created to communicate with members about the strike.

Strike and Rally Videos

On April 19 and 20, NTFC and their allies picketed from 8 am to 4:30 at the English Building. There was a rally at noon both days at the English Building. At 4:30 on both days, the picketers walked to the Swanlund Administration Building and held a rally.

NTFC and Supporters marching from the English Building to Swanlund Administration Building

The Crowd chanting “No Contract, No Peace” in front of Swanlund Administration Building on April 20, 2016

The Crowd chanting “NTFC,” led by Kay Emmert, in front of Swanlund Administration Building on April 20, 2016.

The crowd chanting “Education First,” led by Kay Emmert, in front of the Swanlund Administration Building on April 20, 2016.



Strike Photos

General Photos

GEO Supporting NTFC when "welcoming" the Board of Trustees to the Illini Union on March 16, 2016.
GEO Supporting NTFC when “welcoming” the Board of Trustees to the Illini Union on March 16, 2016.
Poster made by GEO to support NTFC bargaining for a fair contract for the first time in 2015-2016.
Poster made by GEO to support NTFC bargaining for a fair contract for the first time in 2015-2016.
NTFC bargaining on February 18, 2016.
NTFC bargaining on February 18, 2016.
GEO members at the NTFC Teach-in
GEO members at the NTFC Teach-in