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.


Join in the CUPB discussion

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



Ballots are being finalized and will go out to members this week.  They are due back to David Carwell via campus mail by Friday April 11.

The mailing will include candidate statements and a rationale for submitted changes to the bylaws.  All three documents (Bylaws with changes, rationale for bylaws changes, and candidate statements) are listed below:



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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