Join Our Union!

Our Union: for Faculty, by Faculty

UIC United Faculty is an organization run by and for faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The more members get involved, the more effective our union will be. We strongly encourage every eligible faculty member at UIC to join our union!


Complete our Digital Membership Application Here!
Note: This link will take you to a 3rd party website, ( to complete the application process. You will need to provide a name, email, and agree to terms of service to proceed to the application form. A union representative will confirm receipt of your application within one working day of receiving it.


You are eligible to join if you are a full-time (51%+ appointment) tenure or non-tenure track faculty member, including visiting titles, working at UIC.


Benefits of Membership

While all faculty represented by our union benefit from contract negotiations and support during grievances and discipline cases, our active members enjoy several benefits that non-members do not. Only union members can:


  • Vote to ratify our contract
  • Vote to elect union leadership
  • Serve on committees and as elected officers
  • Attend member meetings and receive member-only information on bargaining
  • Participate in bargaining and shared governance surveys that influence union policy and actions
  • Receive valuable benefits from our affiliates



Dues are 1% of a member’s pay. If you earn under $50,000 per year, dues are reduced to 0.5%.


How to Join Our Union

Eligible faculty can join our union by either:


Completing our online application with digital signature*




Printing a Membership Application, filling it out (including both signature lines), and emailing it to us at*


*A UIC United Faculty representative will confirm receipt of your completed application as soon as possible. It may take up to two (2) pay cycles for dues deduction to begin.