Welcome to Loyola University Chicago’s Collective Bargaining Update Website. This site will serve as a clearinghouse for the latest information pertaining to Loyola’s collective bargaining with SEIU Local 73, which represents non-tenure-track full- and part-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the English Language Learning Program (ELLP). We are committed to sharing the latest bargaining updates and background information as we work towards reaching a fair contract that’s good for everyone: our faculty, our students, and our Loyola community.

Note: The University provided the Union notice that the University intends to terminate the English Language Learning (ELLP) Agreement effective June 30, 2021. The University’s ELLP program has struggled with serious declines in enrollment for the last several years, and there are no longer any unionized faculty members employed in the Union.


A new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Loyola's non-tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees on June 3, after it was ratified by CAS non-tenure-track faculty represented in the negotiations by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.

Read the latest update here.

All previous session updates can be found here.


Loyola University Chicago Bargaining Team for CAS

John Frendreis, PhD, chief negotiator
Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Constantin Rasinariu, PhD
Professor and Chair, Physics

Joe Tilson
Lawyer with Cozen O’Connor

RJ Bruce
Reputation Partners LLC

SEIU Local 73 Bargaining Team

Elizabeth Towell – chief SEIU negotiator

Sarita Heer, PhD
Lecturer, Fine and Performing Arts

Emma Feeney, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Biology

Thea Strand, PhD
Advanced Lecturer, Anthropology

Elise Martel Cohen, PhD
Lecturer, Sociology

Matt Williams, PhD
Lecturer, Sociology and Global and International Studies

Alyson Warren, MFAW
Adjunct Instructor, English

Deb Goodman, BFA
Adjunct Instructor, Fine and Performing Arts

Alec Krueger, MS
Instructor, Mathematics

Scheduled Bargaining Sessions

All times from 9-12, except at noted for March 24th:

  • March 4 (TH)
  • March 10 (W)
  • March 18 (TH)
  • March 24 (W, 1-4 pm)
  • April 1 (TH)
  • April 5 (M)
  • April 22 (TH)
  • April 29 (TH)
  • May 6 (TH)
  • May 11 (T)

*schedule subject to change by parties.