By Nick Gale, WLS 890 News
The faculty strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago apparently is over after a tentative deal has been reached. Students are being told this morning to report to scheduled classes.
Faculty and staff went on strike last week over compensation and other concerns.
In a statement the university says, “The parties were able to find common ground on an overall contract that addresses various faculty concerns and bridges the gap in compensation offers. However, there may be challenging financial times ahead that will require further collaboration with our faculty, staff and administrative leadership to control or reduce costs, as well as improve the retention and graduation rates of our students, to enhance the financial stability of the institution.”
Details of the deal haven’t been released.
The agreement is subject to ratification by the union’s membership and approval by both parties.
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