UIC faculty union votes to authorize strike

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uic1Unionized faculty members at the University of Illinois Chicago have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

However, contract negotiations continue with a federal mediator.

The union has said a walkout would not happen until next semester.

Minimum salary levels and the size of raises are key issues.

A school spokesman says the mediation process has just begun, and the administration is hopeful of a resolution without a strike.

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2 comments

  • Dick Beninya

    Why don’t they take their case to Obama summits on keeping education affordable?
    If these collee guys are so smart why can’t the figure out a way to make education more available and more affordable?
    The state is beyond broke and billions in the hole. They are going to have to raise their $18k tuition

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