Thank you to the Bargaining Unit Members who came out and voted for our Spring 2019 referendum. All three conditions passed and will be implemented this coming Fall, during the 2019/2020 academic year, including the dues increase in 2019 from $125 to $150 for full Bargaining Unit Members. 

On the April 12th payroll, per the agreement in the RAFO contract, all bargaining unit members who are teaching in the Spring 2019 term will receive a one-time bonus of 2%. Roosevelt University will be notifying bargaining unit members through RU email this week. 

Finally, if you have a desire to become more involved in serving the union on either governance or the front table bargaining team, please contact me over the next two weeks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... Nominations for Senate and College Council will be distributed in April by RU email. The RAFO Executive Committee encourages full members to engage in representing their college by serving on one of these governance committees. 

In solidarity, 

Jen Wilson, President



RAFO has donated to UIC GEO's strike fund. If you wish to donate individually, please click here to find their fundraising campaign. We've all been graduate students, so we know a part of their struggle.

The following message is an update from their Fundraising Campaign.

As we move into the second week of our strike, we want to thank you for the help you have given us. Seeing all of the donations and messages of support roll in from undergraduates, faculty, staff, family, alumni, fellow union members, and allies from all across the country, we have known that we are not alone in facing a university administration that does not value our labor. Besides keeping our picketers fed, our signs waving, and our megaphone batteries charged, your donations have also given striking grad workers more confidence that they are protected from HR’s threats to dock their pay.

We were prepared for a long fight, and since the administration has certainly made no real move to change anything, we may be out for some time yet to come. For this reason, you will notice that we are raising the cap on donations to our strike fund, which, thanks to your help, has already almost reached our initial goal. If you know of any others who may be inclined to support our strike, please pass along the link. And thank you for your contribution to the fight to uphold the dignity of labor!

In solidarity,

UIC GEO Local 6297

Help spread the word!

RAFO President, Jen Wilson, is holding a Q & A session for the membership on March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CST. In this meeting, she will answer questions about the referendum items that will be voted on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. in the AUD 256 and Wednesday, April 3 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. in WB 1315.

To attend the meeting, click this link

RAFO asks its members to vote on three items at the Spring 2019 membership meeting.  All full bargaining unit members have the right to vote in person by ballot. Voting will occur on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. in the AUD 256 and Wednesday, April 3 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. in WB 1315. During March, RAFO will hold a Q & A session by Zoom conference to address concerns and feedback from the membership (date and time TBD).

  • Roosevelt University Adjunct Faculty Organization seeks to eliminate the position of Communication Chair from our Executive Officers as listed within the Bylaws - Article Two, Section A.
  • Voting members who wish to serve on the Executive Committee must be no lower than Step Two members, per the RAFO CBA. 
  • Dues will be increased $25.00 from $125.00 per semester to $150.00 per semester.

If anyone has questions or requires clarity about their membership status, please contact either Joseph Fedorko, RAFO Membership Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All additional questions concerning the Spring 2019 referendums may be submitted to Jen Wilson, President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RAFO is proud to request papers from members for our professional development conference! Download the RFP here

RAFO Professional Development Conference
Adjunct to Adjunct
April 26, 2019 (9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Roosevelt University

RAFO is excited to invite you to share your best practices with RAFO colleagues.

Be a speaker and present what strategies and practices work in your classroom.  We want to know what you do best! Adjunct to adjunct, let’s share our best-kept secrets! Network with other adjuncts to share and sharpen your skills while learning from each other.  

If you don’t want to present, be a participant and attend sessions providing opportunities for networking and sharing.

RAFO is currently accepting proposals from presenters.

Potential topics include

  • Classroom Management (online or on-site)
  • Engaging Students in Course Discussions/Student-Centered Activities
  • Experiential Learning
  • Providing Verbal Feedback to Students
  • Using ZOOM in the classroom
  • Defining the Common Core
  • Other topics related to teaching and learning

Proposals are due by March 30.
Proposals should include 

  • Presentation Title
  • Brief Description of your presentation
  • Your name, Department, College
  • E-mail and Phone # to contact you

Send to:
Dr. Ami Hicks, VP RAFO
Professional Development Chair
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presenting and/or participating in this conference will be a great CV or resume builder!

P.S. We are still accepting mini-grant applications!