Members of UIUC Faculty Union Vote to Suspend Strike
May 1, 2016 — In a unanimous vote members of the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition, Local #6546 AFT/IFT/AAUP decided on Sunday afternoon to suspend all strike activity on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. All union members as well as interim Chancellor Barb Wilson and interim Provost Edward Feser were immediately informed of this decision. Classes are expected to resume their normal schedule on Monday.
In the very well attended meeting that preceded the vote, the Union leaders explained the outlines of a tentative agreement signed on Saturday night between the negotiators of the Union and the University administration. Details of the five-year contract, will be shared with all members in the coming days. A ratification vote is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.
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