University Park, IL – The faculty and staff at Governor State University have filed a notice of intent to strike. The Illinois Federation of Teachers-Local 4100 filed a 10-day intent notice on Monday with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board.
Negotiations between the university administration and faculty have been ongoing for nine months. The main issue of contention is the management workload, which has yet to be resolved. The university administration has been accused of assigning excessive workloads to faculty and staff, leading to burnout and a decline in the quality of education.
The strike, if it occurs, would begin on April 7th at the earliest. The faculty and staff hope that the university administration will address their concerns before that date. A strike would disrupt the education of thousands of students at the university.
The Illinois Federation of Teachers-Local 4100 has stated that they are committed to negotiating a fair contract for the faculty and staff at Governor State University. They have called on the university administration to come to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer.
The faculty and staff at Governor State University are dedicated to providing quality education to their students. They hope that their concerns will be addressed before a strike becomes necessary.