Loyola University Chicago

Loyola faculty votes to unionize

Loyola faculty votes to unionize

A group of Loyola University Chicago's adjunct and nontenured instructors has voted to form a union, the latest in a string of successful organizing efforts among faculties at private colleges concerned about low pay and insecure working conditions.

The instructors voted 142-82 to be represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 73, the union said after a count of mail-in ballots Wednesday at the National Labor Relations Board's Chicago regional office. Twelve votes were challenged.

SEIU 73 will represent 326 part-time and nontenured full-time instructors at Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences.

The successful union drive comes a month after 169...