IN PICTURES: NIU instructors, supporters protest in MLK Commons

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NIU instructors, supporters, UPI meet in MLK Commons to protest wages after no contracts have been finalized with the NIU bargaining team (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

By Sean Reed and Madelaine Vikse

NIU instructors, supporters, UPI meet in MLK Commons to protest wages after no contracts have been finalized with the NIU bargaining team (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Shirts, pins and flyers are handed out to protesters (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Protesters write messages in chalk on the ground in the MLK Commons (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Protesters write chalk messages on the ground around the MLK Commons (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Protesters hand out flyers to groups touring the NIU campus (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Protesters hold up signs they made as they get the attention of groups touring NIU’s campus (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
One of the chalk messages drawn on the ground around the MLK Commons reads “INSTRUCTORS MATTER” (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)
One of the chalk messages drawn on the ground around the MLK Commons shows instructors’ love for NIU students (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)