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Hundreds gather to call for higher wages for UIC faculty.

UIC faculty union members strike for higher pay

by Taryn Galbreath
Feb 18, 2014

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Students like Caroline Gonzales Kuehner Hebert are supporting UIC Faculty strike for better compensation contracts.

University of Illinois at Chicago faculty members began a two-day strike Tuesday. Faculty members are refusing to teach classes, hold office hours or perform other duties until Thursday. Their union, United Faculty, wants UIC's administration to take serious steps to address the union's compensation concerns.