About Us

UIC United Faculty is the labor union representing the bargaining units of Tenure/Tenure-Track and full-time Non-Tenure Track faculty (including visiting faculty) at the University of Illinois Chicago. Our union was certified by the Illinois Labor Relations Board in 2012 and approved our first contract in May 2014. In February 2023, we ratified our most recent contract agreement, ensuring annual raise pools, substantially improved minimum salaries, stronger workload protections, and kicking off a union commitment to organizing for student wellness and other common good issues. It will remain in effect until its expiration in August 2026.

Read our UIC United Faculty Constitution

UIC United Faculty is committed to:

Realizing the mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as a public research university in a democratic society.

Making the promise of shared governance a reality by backing it with the power of collective bargaining.

Making sure that every member of the faculty has an individual voice and that the faculty as a whole has a collective voice in determining our future.

Keeping the principles of academic freedom, free speech and free inquiry central both to our union and our university.

Note to our members: Our financial reports and the minutes of our meetings are open to everyone. We post meeting minutes from the representative assembly and general memberships meetings here on the website and monthly financial reports along with more detailed financial reports can be reviewed anytime in person at our office. If you wish to review to any of this material, please contact us.