Eastern Illinois University

Official site of the EIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100


Eastern Illinois University - University Professionals of Illinois (EIU-UPI) is the Eastern chapter of University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100. 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.

Diversity Statement:
The University Professionals of Illinois, EIU Chapter, is dedicated to bargaining for just, equitable, and safe working conditions on our campus. Our chapter recognizes that achieving fair working conditions for all our members means addressing the diverse needs of a diverse faculty and staff. We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate; a respect for the spectrum of human diversity; and a genuine understanding of the many differences—including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and religion—that enrich a vibrant residential and regional university. Acknowledging that our role as the bargaining representative requires us to represent the interests of the entire bargaining unit in the enforcement of the contract, the chapter therefore resolves to respect the dignity and uphold the rights of each of its members so that each can flourish professionally and succeed in contributing to the educational mission of the University.

Meetings  TBA

Proposed MOA for AOD guidelines and Special CUs

These two documents were negotiated by a task force comprised of UPI and EIU representatives. UPI members will be voting to ratify this MOA during the week of Feb. 11-15. Electronic voting will be available from Monday, Feb. 11 through noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13. After noon on the 13th, we will have voting stations set up around campus for in-person voting. We will not be using mail-in ballots for this vote. If you have questions/concerns about the voting process, please contact Jeannie Ludlow at jeannieludlowUPI@gmail.com.

2018 Negotiated Agreements:

Calculate your 2018-19 EIU UPI dues

Calculate your UPI dues for 2018-19
Use the formula in this pdf file to calculate your UPI dues. 

EIU-UPI Listserv 

Join the EIU-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. 

Join in the CUPB discussion

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


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 Jeannie Ludlow: 217-581-5947
EIU Grievance Officer Doug Brandt: cfdeb@yahoo.com

Executive Board

Jeannie Ludlow

Vice President:
Jennifer Stringfellow

Executive Assistant: <vacant>

John Willems

Unit A Representative:
Billy Hung

Unit B ACF Representative:
Carrie Wilson-Brown

Unit B ASP Representative: 
Betsy Jewell 

Grievance Officer:
Doug Brandt

Secretary: <vacant>

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