Strike Authorization Vote Next Monday & Tuesday

09 Nov Strike Authorization Vote Next Monday & Tuesday

  • Remember to cast your vote online or in-person Monday, Nov 14 or Tuesday, Nov 15.
  • Analysis of UIC financial resources this Thursday 11.10–both UICUF members and nonmembers are encouraged to attend.


On Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15, we will be holding a vote for union members to decide whether to authorize the bargaining committee to call a strike if they think it’s necessary to reach a fair contract. It is important to note that even if you have committed to vote for strike authorization, you will still need to cast your ballot on Monday or Tuesday. Vote commitments are a way to get the word out and assess member support, but they do not count as an actual vote. Voting will take place online and in person on both days. All votes are confidential; union staff and volunteers will know whether you voted, but not how you voted. 

Online Voting

Online voting will be through the website On Monday, look out for an email from Election Runner that will contain a personalized link to vote, as well as a unique Voter ID and Voter Key to sign into the website. 

Online voting will be open for 48 hours from Monday at 12:01am to Tuesday at 11:59pm. 

In-Person Voting

We will also have in-person voting locations both days. UICUF members will be in the lobbies of the following buildings from 9am to 3pm: 

Monday, Nov 14: 

  • University Hall (601 S. Morgan St.) 
  • Science and Engineering Offices (851 S. Morgan St.) 
  • Student Center West (828 S. Wolcott Ave.) 

Tuesday, Nov 15:

  • University Hall (601 S. Morgan St.) 
  • Engineering Research Facility (824 W. Taylor St.) 
  • School of Public Health (1603 W. Taylor St.)

If you would like to volunteer to help staff one of these voting stations, let us know at

Presentation on University Finances this Thursday

Join us this Thursday, Nov 10 from 3:30-4:30pm for a presentation on UIC finances by Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University. Professor Bunsis analysis of University finances is crucial to help us understand the larger context of discussions about faculty salaries and other economic issues at the bargaining table and beyond. We encourage all members of the UIC community to attend and learn about UIC’s financial situation.  Bunsis’s compelling, deeply empirical argument: the university has many more financial resources than the administration is willing to admit.  Please feel free to invite your colleagues.

The presentation will take place in Lecture Center D, Room 5 and via zoom. Bunsis will be presenting a more thorough version of the analysis he shared at our UICUF member meeting in September and responding to questions and comments.