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.