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Academic Unions

An Overview

Recently, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) certified the United Faculty Alliance (UFA) of NIU, UPI IFT-AFT, AAUP (UFA) as the union representing NIU tenured and tenure-track faculty. NIU instructors are currently represented by the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI). Representation by a union means that the union (UFA or UPI, respectively) negotiates the salaries, hours, and terms and conditions of employment collectively on behalf of everyone in the  bargaining unit, and the university is precluded from negotiating such matters with individual bargaining unit faculty.

The administration has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  to assist in answering questions about what effect the certification of UFA as the union representing tenured and tenure-track faculty will have upon the NIU community and its members.

If you have additional questions, please contact Stephen Katz in Academic Employee & Labor Relations, NIU Human Resource Services, at skatz1@niu.edu.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

University Professionals of Illinois (UPI)

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