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Strike Averted -- UIC United Faculty and UIC Administration Reach Tentative Agreement on First Contracts



After nearly two years of collective bargaining, UIC United Faculty union (Local 6456) successfully reached a tentative agreement with the University administration on labor contracts for tenure-track and non-tenure track members. The settlement happened following a two-day work stoppage in mid-February, further threat of an open-ended strike in late April, an appeal for binding arbitration, as well as a massive email and social media campaign to demand a fair contract from University of Illinois President Easter and the Board of Trustees. Many aspects of faculty work life and professional conditions are dramatically improved under the new agreement. The contract will extend through next year. The contract details are embargoed until voted on by union members at the end of next week.

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About UIC UF: Local 6456 (IFT/AFT) is legally recognized to represent all full-time tenured and non-tenured faculty at UIC. It is committed to realizing the mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as a public research university in a democratic society; making sure that every member of the faculty shares in the traditions of shared governance; making the promise of shared governance a reality through the power of collective bargaining; and keeping the principles of academic freedom, free speech and free inquiry central both to our union and our university.




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