Defend Prof. Loretta Capeheart!
Labor Beat reports on the press conference at NEIU

A press conference was held at Northeastern Illinois University on April 23, 2009 to defend Professor Loretta Capeheart. The NEIU administration has attacked her for playing a leading role in the faculty union (AFT) and 2004 strike; for her defense of students arrested for protesting a campus CIA recruitment event; and for her other statements supporting minorities, labor, and academic freedom. She has been denied appointment to her duly elected post as department chair; denied merited awards; and defamed by NEIU's vice president in a faculty council meeting. To sign the petition in support of Professor Capeheart:

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