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.


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Find out if you're registered: http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx
If you're not, register online: https://ova.elections.il.gov/

How to VOTE:
Vote by Mail (absentee) (you no longer need to provide reason for doing so): http://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/absenteevoting.aspx
Vote Early (October 20-November 2) find locations here: http://www.elections.state.il.us/votinginformation/earlyvotinglocations.aspx
Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, find locations here: http://www.co.coles.il.us/coclerk/downloads/polling_sites.pdf

We strongly encourage voting by mail and early voting. 


Save the Date! And tell your students!

Monday, October 27, 2014
6 p.m.
Buzzard Auditorium

Ralph Matire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) will present “For Each and Every Child: What Teachers Need to Know about Funding for Education in Illinois and Nationally." 

Download the flier here: pdf to share via email or jpg to share via social media


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/

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

Facebook social icon Join EIU-UPI Champter on Facebook for up-to-date political and legislative news.




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