UIC UNITED NEEDS OUR SUPPORT: Job action planned for Tues 2/18 and Wed 2/19

Dear NEIU/UPI Members;

Our colleagues at UIC–our public university sisters and brothers here in Chicago–have found themselves in a position our university as a whole has worked to move beyond. In their negotiations, UIC United is being stalled by an intransigent union-busting administration and they have called a two-day strike next week.

For all of us who were on the line during 2004, and in honor of all of us who have worked to move our own university beyond conflict and toward collaboration, I hope you will join the NEIU/UPI Delegation in support of the UIC job action.

We will discuss plans tomorrow at the Membership Meeting, and I will forward the picket details below, but think now if you can make the time to go down or if you can whip up some yummy desserts for us to take to the strikers’ warming stations.

We should target the daytime pickets between 9:00 and 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday and the Evening Demonstration at 7:00. The daytime shifts are 9:00 to 1:00 and 12:00 to 4:00, but any time you can spare will be appreciated.

In solidarity!

The NEIU/UPI Executive Board