Service & Solidarity Spotlight: University of Illinois Chicago Faculty End Strike After Reaching Tentative Contract Agreement

UIC faculty on strike.

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Classes resumed at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) after faculty, members of UIC United Faculty/AFT, agreed to a tentative contract and suspended their strike that started last week. The four-year deal ends the faculty’s second strike in nine years. It increases minimum salaries for nontenure-track faculty to $60,000 and for tenure-track members to $71,500 in the contract’s first year. It also increases average annual salaries by 17.75% over the next four years and provides improved job protections for nontenure-track faculty.