Eastern Illinois University - University Professionals of Illinois (EIU-UPI) is the Eastern chapter of University Professionals of Illinois. EIU-UPI is the collective bargaining agent for the faculty and academic support professionals at Eastern Illinois University.  We advocate for the interests of our members, to make them a priority for the University, state, and nation.

As professionals and intellectuals, our interests include a commitment to students and to academic quality.  As part of the labor movement we support the interests of all working people in the spirit of solidarity.



Membership Drive

New members! Current members! Complete your Membership Information Form today! 



Spring 2015 Events

EIU-UPI Executive Board Meetings
Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., English Department Conference Room, Coleman Hall 3732 
February 18, March 11, April 22, May 6

General Membership Meeting devoted to Nominations for EIU-UPI and UPI Elections 
Monday, February 23, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. in Coleman Hall 3732

EIU-UPI Social Hours
All current and retired UPI members are invited!
The first social of the semester is this coming Friday, January 30 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Los Potrillos Mexican Restaurant (1305 Lincoln Avenue).



Martire flier“For Each and Every Child: What Teachers Need to Know
about Funding for Education in Illinois and Nationally." 

The EIU-UPI sponsored this presentation by Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

If you were unable to attend or would like a recap, we are pleased to offer a video and slides from the presentation.



Join in the CUPB discussion

We urge all members of the EIU community to participate in the discussions of budget cuts taking place. Tom Hawkins is our CUPB representative. See this link for dates, times, locations and agendas of Friday afternoon meetings: http://castle.eiu.edu/~eiucupb/


UPI Listserv 

Join the UPI Listserv for announcements, updates, and discussion.


Facebook social icon EIU-UPI on Facebook

Join EIU-UPI Chapter on Facebook for up-to-date political and legislative news. 



Download the current Bylaws (Revision Approved by Members Spring 2014 and by the UPI Executive Board Aug. 22, 2014).


Know Your Weingarten Rights

If you face discipline on the job, you have the right to union representation. These are your "Weingarten Rights," Protected by the Supreme Court.

Tell your Supervisor : "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I request that my union representative, officer, or steward by present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions."

EIU Chapter President Ann Fritz217-581-6907
EIU Grievance Officer Eric Bollinger217-581-6653