Jim Grabowska
IFO President

Contract Vote Starts Today!

The IFO contract vote starts Friday, October 9, and goes through Friday, October 16 at 4 p.m. If you have trouble voting or haven't received your voting packet by Tuesday, 9/13/15, please contact election@ifo.org for assistance.

IFO Contract Update

On August 21, 2015, the IFO negotiations team reached a tentative settlement agreement with MnSCU on the 2015-2017 contract. The IFO Board voted on Friday, September 18, to recommend contract ratification. Click here to view settlement details, and stay tuned!

Second Annual LGBTIQAA Conference
Registration is Now Open

The IFO GLBTA Issues Committee is proud to announce our second annual one-day conference on LGBTIQAA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual, and ally) issues for faculty at the seven state universities. The conference will be held on November 6, 2015, at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville MN.

Conference highlights:

  • Keynote address by Andrea Jenkins, Oral Historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota
  • Workshop with GLBTA Committee members and the IFO Director of Government Relations on writing a resolution "toward a more inclusive and affirmative IFO culture"
  • Paper presentations on gender-neutral language and the recently-enacted Preferred Name Policy

Check out the 
conference schedule and register today--there will be no on-site registration, and online pre-registration closes on October 23.




The Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) is a union that takes professional responsibility for excellent, accessible, and inclusive public higher education in Minnesota and beyond.  The IFO represents the interests, welfare, and aspirations of all faculty of the seven state universities of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system through collective bargaining, contract enforcement, and advocacy. Learn more about our vision, guiding principles and general objectives.

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