Congratulations to UIC United Faculty on Their First Tentative Agreement!

And thanks to all of the NEIU/UPI members who helped support them during their Two-Day Strike and throughout their entire struggle! Appreciation from their leadership and members of our example, and our support, has been inspiring and heartfelt. Best of luck to them as they move through ratification and into implementation.

In solidarity!


UIC UF Members:

After almost two years of collective bargaining, the University of Illinois at Chicago United Faculty (Local 6456) has successfully negotiated a tentative agreement on labor contracts for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty. The settlement was not an easy one and required a two-day work stoppage, the threat of an open-ended strike, an appeal for binding arbitration, and massive email and social media pressure on President Easter and the Board of Trustees. While not all goals were achieved in this round, many aspects of work life and professional conditions were dramatically improved. The contract will extend through next year for TT and NTT faculty, and we negotiated faculty compensation that is above the “last best and final offer” that was on the table. The contract remains to be voted on by union members.

Ratification meetings for members will take place at the Student Center East Tower, Tuesday, April 22, Room 302 from 1pm to 3pm, and Wednesday, April 23, Room 605 from 1pm to 3pm. All members will receive printed contracts at the meeting. Ballots will be accepted at the meetings and at UH, SEO, and SPH on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 from 10am to 3pm.

If you want to know the content of the contract please come to the membership meetings. In order to guarantee a fair and open vote on the full contract, the UICUF bargaining committee and the Administration cannot release the details of the contracts until the membership meeting. Only members can attend and vote, but membership cards will be available at the meetings and at the voting stations for those wishing to join the union at this time.

UIC United Faculty