To: Excluded Non Tenure Track Faculty
I am writing to inform you that you are now among the academic appointees who have been excluded from the petition that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has filed to represent part-time and full-time non-tenure-track academic appointees who teach at the University.
This means you will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming union representation election, and you will not be represented by SEIU, regardless of the outcome of the election.
The original proposed bargaining unit and hence set of eligible voters was a heterogeneous group with very different roles within the scope of the University's academic activities. Accordingly, the University and SEIU have agreed to exclude a number of appointees from the election, including Dickson Instructors, Harper Schmidt Fellows, most senior lecturers, and some academic appointees who teach courses in the Financial Mathematics Program and the Department of Computer Science. This is in addition to the groups who were excluded from SEIU's initial petition, such as individuals who teach at Chicago Booth School of Business, the Law School, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Pritzker School of Medicine. About 175 academic appointees are eligible to vote.
Please contact my office if you have any questions. You may also find more information on the upcoming union representation election and related issues at the Provost's website.
Eric D. Isaacs
edited on 22 June 2016 for accuracy