UIC faculty strike ends, union reaches tentative agreement with university

UIC faculty members walk the picket line on campus last Tuesday, January 17. Photo credit Bernie Tafoya

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - It’s back to classes for everyone today at the University of Illinois-Chicago after a four-day faculty strike.

There’s been a tentative settlement reached between the unionized faculty at UIC and university administrators. The 1,500 tenure and non-tenure track faculty had been on strike since last Tuesday after not getting anywhere in negotiations for nine months.

Faculty said the biggest issues were resolved, including winning $60,000 minimum salaries for non-tenure track faculty as well as commitments on student wellness and disability testing.

The tentative agreement still needs to be ratified by both sides.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Bernie Tafoya