Following the arrests last Monday, April 15th of seven LUC graduate students and supporters, the graduate students are staging a one-day walkout on April 24th on the lakeside campus. Walk-out is at 9:00 am. Picket line and noon rally meet in front of Mundelein.
The recent arrests have received widespread media coverage–WGN, WBEZ, InsideHigherEd, The Phoenix, SEIU, etc.. For over two years, LUC administration has refused to recognize their graduate student union, which won the NLRB election in Feb 2017.
Many other prestigious, private universities in major urban areas with higher costs of living have recognized their graduate student unions–Georgetown, University of Chicago, NYU, Brandeis, and the list is rising.
LUC-AAUP demand that LUC administration acknowledge their graduate students’ rights to organize and negotiate, the NLRB decision, and the support of hundreds of students, faculty and local clergy. See LUC Worker Coalition for latest walk-out info.