Faculty at Northern Illinois University just got their wish, to unionize.
The Illinois Labor Relations Board approved their certification Monday, two months after their request. Organizers now say they’ll form a bargaining committee to help negotiate a fair contract for its more than 600 members. The union’s official name is “United Faculty Alliance of NIU.”
Meanwhile, Rock Valley College support staff members are still waiting to hear back about their request. They filed their intent with the union before NIU. No word yet on when the relations board will make a decision.