Join your Bargaining Committee for Contract Update Meetings & at the Table

26 Aug Join your Bargaining Committee for Contract Update Meetings & at the Table

Bargaining co-chair Xóchitl Bada on the picket line on Tuesday
  • College-level meetings during the next 2 weeks: see below for when and where your college will meet.
  • Observe bargaining: see for yourself what’s happening at the table. Next session is Tuesday, September 6 at 12:30pm at White Oak Rm SCE. Please don´t forget to bring a mask.
  • General Member Meeting: Thursday, September 15, 3-4:30pm at Hull House.
  • Let us know if you’re having issues with COVID accommodations


Dear UICUF members, 
Welcome back to the fall semester! We hope you had a chance to join or at least stop by our informational pickets on Monday and Tuesday. You can see pictures on our new Instagram account, @uicfacultyunion

Bargaining Update
On Monday, August 22nd, we met with the administration for our ninth bargaining session and continued working toward agreement on several articles. However, we are still waiting for the administration’s counter proposals on key articles including compensation, workload, reappointment & promotion, and discipline & dismissal. 

Meet the Bargaining Team!
When all union members are engaged in the bargaining process, we will achieve a better result. To ensure that, we’re holding a series of meetings for members in different colleges to talk with members of the bargaining committee and share thoughts. All meetings will be hybrid. Please join us!

Natural Sciences, Business, & Engineering 
Tues, Aug 30 at 1pm 
ERF 1043, zoom: 

Library & CUPPA 
Wed, Aug 31 at 3pm 
Lib 0101, zoom: 

Public Health, Applied Health, & Nursing 
Wed, Sep 7 at 10am 
SCW 206AB, zoom: 

Humanities, Social Sciences, Tutorium, & Grad College
Fri, Sep 9 at 10:30am 
UH 1550, zoom: 

Education, CADA, & Social Work
Fri, Sep 9 at 12pm 
EMTSW 2233, zoom:

General Member Meeting
Please also save the date for our general member meeting on Thursday, September 15 from 3-4:30pm, at Hull House Dining Hall, 800 S Halsted. We strongly encourage in person attendance, but will have a remote option available. If you need to join remotely, please reach out to us at  

Join Us at Bargaining
The best way to learn about bargaining is to attend a session yourself! Our next session will be on Tuesday, September 6 from 12:30-2:30pm. The session will be on zoom, but the union bargaining team will be gathering in SCE White Oak Room. Members are welcome to join either remotely or in person. We ask that all in person observers stay masked while in the room. We will have plenty of chairs for any member who wants to join and observe.

We are working hard to get weekly bargaining sessions on the books. At this point, we are all working without a contract, and we feel it is imperative to settle a contract as quickly as possible. 

Health-Related Accommodations
As we come back to the semester, we have heard from some faculty that they’ve had difficulty getting health-related accommodations to teach remotely. If you are in this situation, please contact union staff at

In Solidarity,

The UIC UF Bargaining team

Xóchitl Bada (Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies) | Aaron Krall (Senior Lecturer, English) | Andy Baker (Clinical Assistant Professor, Music) | Anna Kornbluh (Professor, English) | Becky Bonarek (Lecturer, Tutorium in Intensive English) | Charitianne Williams (Senior Lecturer, English) | Gosia Fidelis (Associate Professor, History)  | Ian Collins (Clinical Assistant Professor, Daley Library) | Jim Drown (Senior Lecturer, English) | Jeff Gore (Senior Lecturer, English)  | Jennifer Rupert (Senior Lecturer, English, Gender and Women’s Studies) | Kate Floros (Clinical Associate Professor, Political Science) | Kate Lowe (Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy) | Kevin O’Brien (Clinical Associate Professor, Library of the Health Sciences) | Kevin Whyte (Professor, Math, Statistics, and Computer Science) | Laurie Quinn (Clinical Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing Science) | Nicole Nguyen (Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies) | Paul Preissner (Professor, Architecture)