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!

 

Eligibility

You are eligible to join if you are full-time (51%+ appointment) tenure track faculty or full-time non-tenure track faculty who has either a terminal degree in your field, or four (4) consecutive semesters teaching, not including summer semesters, 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

Dues are 1% of a member’s base 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:

 

  1. Printing a membership application
  2. Completing the application, including both signatures lines authorizing membership and dues deduction
  3. Returning the completed application to a union representative,
    OR scanning and emailing it to us directly at UICUnitedfaculty@gmail.com.

 

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.