VIDEO—UIC campus may be headed for faculty strike; here’s why
A member of UIC United Faculty outside a bargaining session with the employer. | IFT Local 6456

At Chicago’s largest public university, the University of Illinois at Chicago, a faculty strike may be coming. The same school was rocked by a graduate student workers’ strike recently. UIC United Faculty (Local 6456 of the Illinois Federation of Teachers) is the union representing all full-time professors, instructors, and lecturers at the campus. Its members have authorized a strike vote, potentially starting next Tuesday, April 23. Roosevelt Institute at UIC, a progressive student group, put out this video explaining the problems with higher education funding, instructor pay, and more.

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Roosevelt Institute at UIC
Roosevelt Institute at UIC

The University of Illinois at Chicago chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, the nation’s first student policy organization and largest student think tank.