Bargaining Survey Now Live

19 Nov Bargaining Survey Now Live

  • Bargaining Survey is Now Live: Members should have received a link via Survey Monkey yesterday to participate in our bargaining survey. Please let us know if you have any trouble finding or accessing the survey at

  • Taking the Survey: Your input will directly impact our bargaining positions. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous.

  • FAST Fund Update: Our newly created FAST Fund, set up to aid students in need, has already distributed the entire $5,000 initial fund in just the first few days of operation, and we are now taking a pause to do more fundraising. You can donate to the fund here

  • Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Rally: Our members participated in a rally against sexual harassment and discrimination with UIC GEO yesterday. This is a major issue that is being addressed in GEO contract negotiations right now. Pics below! 

Dear Colleagues,

Our bargaining survey is now live, and we’ve already heard from many of our members! We strongly encourage you to participate if you haven’t done so already, so the union can better understand the issues you face ahead of contract negotiations next spring. Members should have received a link to the survey in their email from Survey Monkey yesterday morning, 9am, 11/17/21.  

If you have trouble accessing the survey, email us ASAP at 

The survey should take only 15-20 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous. The bargaining team will use the results to guide decisions on bargaining positions and proposals. 

FAST Fund Update

We launched our FAST fund to help cover students’ costs on Monday and by Wednesday evening had given out the full $5,000 we started with. Thank you to everyone who shared the application with your students. We have temporarily paused new applications for aid while we fundraise more money to give out! We know that our students have a lot of financial needs, and we hope to be able to continue helping them meet those needs. You can donate to the fund here:

Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Rally

Faculty members joined grad students in the Quad despite inclement weather yesterday to demand the administration act on protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. The UIC Graduate Employee Organization currently has several proposals on the table in their contract negotiations that seek to address these issues, which we covered in a prior communication. UICUF will likely consider our own proposals on these topics in our contract negotiations, coming in Spring 2022. 


UIC United Faculty


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