Kishwaukee College Part-Time Faculty Joining Union

Jul 20, 2015

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

More than 100 part-time instructors at Kishwaukee College are joining the same union as their full-time counterparts.  The Illinois Labor Relations Board has certified that a majority of the college’s adjunct faculty want to form a union with the Illinois Federation of Teachers.  

 Organizers say they are looking for improvements in working conditions, including longer-term contracts, clear guidelines for promotion, higher salaries and respect as faculty.  More than half of Kishwaukee College instructors are hired on an adjunct basis.