Dear members,

We won! Strike suspended! Please feel free to notify your students that classes will resume tomorrow (Monday). We have included template for emailing to students below.

Much, much more information is forthcoming, as well as a membership meeting where you all will vote on whether or not to ratify this contract. But tonight, celebrate, and feel the power of our mighty, mighty union.

Key wins for the union in this contract are:

  • Non-contractual, public commitments on expanding resources for student wellness and establishing psychoeducational testing
  • Increased minimum salaries for the lowest paid faculty: $60,000 NTT and $71,500 TT
  • $2,500 equity adjustment to base salaries for all represented faculty 
  • 20% raise pools over the course of the 4-year contract
  • Stronger job protections for non-tenure track faculty 
  • Expanded Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment policies
  • Increased professional development funds
  • And more…

This is a victory for all of us. Your commitment to each other and to your students during this strike has won a better UIC for all of us.

emplate email for students: 

Dear Students, 

Thank you for all of your patience and support for striking faculty over the past week! I’m happy to let you know that, after many hours of striking and bargaining, we have tentatively agreed to a contract with the university. This means that we will be back to work starting tomorrow, Monday! I am excited to see you in class as usual and am happy to answer whatever questions you have about the strike then. 

Take care, 

[Your Name]

In Solidarity,

The UIC UF Bargaining team

Xochitl Bada (Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies) | Aaron Krall (Senior Lecturer, English) | Andy Baker (Clinical Assistant Professor, Music) | Anna Kornbluh (Professor, English) | Becky Bonarek (Lecturer, Tutorium in Intensive English) | Charitianne Williams (Senior Lecturer, English) | Gosia Fidelis (Associate Professor, History)  | Ian Collins (Clinical Assistant Professor, Daley Library) | Jim Drown (Senior Lecturer, English) | Jeff Gore (Senior Lecturer, English) | Kate Floros (Clinical Associate Professor, Political Science) | Kate Lowe (Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy) | Kevin O’Brien (Clinical Associate Professor, Library of the Health Sciences) | Laurie Quinn (Clinical Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing Science) | Nicole Nguyen (Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies) | Paul Preissner (Professor, Architecture)