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UIC and faculty union move closer to resolution

Dear faculty, staff and students,

After more than nine hours of federally-mediated bargaining today, productive discussions were made toward narrowing the differences on all remaining issues between UIC and UIC United Faculty, the union representing tenure/tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty with 51% time or more, including visiting faculty, at UIC. Both parties have ended today’s talks with a commitment to meet again Sunday.

While not final, progress has been made on the five outstanding articles and the two parties have moved closer to a four-year contract and an equity adjustment paid as a $2,500 base salary increase.

UIC’s contract proposal shared during the latest session, which was the 33nd overall and 14th with the mediator, includes:

  • Minimum salary raises 16% to non-tenure-track faculty and 8% to tenure-track faculty (all in the first year of the contract.)
  • Annual salary increases at 19% over the four-year contract (6.25% year one which includes a $2,500 base salary increase in year one/4.5% year two/3.75% year three/4.5% year four).

UICUF’s contract proposal seeks:

  • Minimum salary raises of 20% for non-tenure-track faculty and 15.4% for tenure-track faculty.
  • Annual salary increases at 22% (6.75% year one/5.25% year two/4.75% year three/5.25% year four.)

We are confident that the UIC and UICUF bargaining teams will continue to move toward final resolution to reach a fair and equitable agreement for both parties. Please continue to visit for updates on negotiations, details on the bargaining positions of both parties and answers to frequently asked questions.


Javier Reyes
Interim Chancellor

Karen Colley
Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs