14 Mar MEDIA ADVISORY – UIC faculty to picket during U of I Board meeting
UIC faculty to picket during U of I Board meeting
Chicago, IL – After sacrificing for years, members of the University of Illinois – Chicago United Faculty (UICUF) are seeking salary improvements, protection of existing benefits, and a commitment from the University to hire new tenure-track faculty to serve UIC’s growing student population.
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, UIC United Faculty will rally and picket at UIC’s University Hall, coinciding with a meeting of the U of I Board of Trustees in Urbana. The faculty union will draw attention to the extended and increasingly difficult negotiations with the administration for a fair contract.
WHO: UIC United Faculty (Local 6456), a union representing full-time tenure and non-tenure track faculty at UIC
WHAT: Rally and informational picket highlighting the University’s history of forcing strikes and a potential faculty strike vote
WHERE: UIC University Hall, 601 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 11:30 AM – Rally, 12-1 PM – Picketing
UIC faculty have been working without a contract since August, 2018. As in the past, the administration seems intent on forcing a strike before they will bargain productively. Graduate employees at UIC are currently on the brink of a strike, and faculty may soon be forced to take a strike vote if the administration continues its refusal to compromise.
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UIC United Faculty (Local 6456) is an affiliate of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT).The IFT is made up of more than 100,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.