Member Thoughts

A Volunteer Union

From Jordan Sellers – Instructor, English. As an educator and a parent, I get it. You have no free time. Neither do I. So why am I pausing to write this amid lesson planning for tomorrow, returning student emails, and the myriad of other duties that need my attention? Because I care about you and […]

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Know Your Contract

Job Security and Reappointments

Before the 2016 strike won NTFC our first contract, most non-tenure track faculty (NTT’s) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) had little to no job security. While some individuals were appointed on contracts lasting several years, most of our members were appointed on one-year contracts. Each spring, these NTT’s faced the stressful possibility of […]

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News and Events

NTFC’s New Professional Development Grants

In addition to the $500 in professional development money guaranteed to members by the university through our contract, 10 grants of up to $500 are now available to members in good standing through a fund gifted to NTFC. This is a one-time funding cycle. When these ten grants are allotted, the fund will be closed. […]

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Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity with the Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants

November 11th, 2019 We, the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition #6546 AFT/IFT/AAUP, express our full solidarity with the Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants (DFTA) #4324 AFT/IFT/AFL-CIO in their fight for a fair contract with the Decatur School Board. We call on the Decatur School Board to negotiate in good faith a fair contract with the members of […]

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