As a union representing public employees, we recognize the substantial impact political decisions can have on our working conditions. We are, therefore, committed to engaging in the political process on behalf of our membership, with a focus on issues related to public education in general, and to the operation of our own workplace, the University of Illinois at Chicago, specifically.
To accomplish these goals, we have created an independent Committee On Political Education. This committee is dedicated to educating our members, and the public, on political issues around public higher education. They are also authorized to raise and contribute funds for the purpose of supporting candidates that support public higher education*.
If you want to get involved and become a COPE member, you can make a contribution through payroll deduction by downloading, completing and returning our COPE CONTRIBUTION CARD**. You must be a member of UIC United Faculty to make a contribution.
You can scan and email the completed card to UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com
OR mail/drop off a hard copy at our office:
UIC United Faculty
1016 W Jackson Ave
Chicago, IL, 60607
Thank you for your interest in the union’s political activities, and we hope you will get involved and contribute to our COPE fund.
UIC United Faculty Committee on Political Education
*COPE is an independently registered Political Action Committee, separate and distinct from UIC United Faculty. Union dues are not used to fund political campaigns, or for the operations of the COPE.
**A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website, www.elections.il.gov, or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.