- Complete Your Bargaining Survey by Monday: Our bargaining survey period is coming to a close this Monday, 12/6/21. Your input is important to the union as we determine the most pressing issues for bargaining in the Spring, so we encourage you to complete the survey ASAP!
- “I Didn’t Get The Survey”: Some members report having trouble receiving or finding the survey. Most often, this is because the survey went to a spam or promotions folder. In other cases, we may have an incorrect email, or there may be another technical issue. If you have any trouble finding or accessing the survey, email us for prompt assistance.
- FAST Fund Giving: We’re happy to announce that members have contributed over $3k to the FAST Fund to support students in need for Giving Tuesday. As a reminder, the fund distributed $5k to students in just a few days earlier this semester, and will be assessing new applications in the new year. You can donate to the fund here.
We just want to briefly remind you of the importance of completing your bargaining survey before the survey closes on Monday, 12/6/21. As we’ve discussed in previous messages, this survey gives us insight into the conditions you work under, and gives you an opportunity to voice your needs and ideas about what our next contract negotiation should cover. Our bargaining team is now meeting regularly to prepare for those negotiations, which we anticipate starting in the Spring Semester.
Of course, some members have reported issues accessing the survey. By far the most common issue is the survey being sent to a spam or promotions folder, so we encourage you to check there for messages from UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com if you have not seen a survey link yet. If you still can’t find the link, email us at the address above and we’ll troubleshoot getting you the survey ASAP.
If you have trouble accessing the survey, email us ASAP at UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com
As a reminder, the survey is completely anonymous and results will be used in aggregate to inform our bargaining positions. On average, members have needed just 17 minutes to complete the survey.
FAST Fund Update
As many of you know, we recently created the FAST Fund to support students with small amounts of fast cash (usually around $200) for necessities like groceries, utilities, or making the rent. We had to close initial applications for support after just a couple of days because the need was so great that we quickly sent out the entirety of the $5k the FAST fund started with.
Since then, members have graciously contributed more than $3k in additional funding, and you can donate to the fund here if you would like to help: https://givebutter.com/uic. Even small contributions help, and because we are completely volunteer-staffed, we are pleased to say that 100% of the money you give will go directly to UIC students in need. There is also plenty of work to do, so if you are interested in volunteering, email us at email@example.com.
UIC United Faculty
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