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ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team

Sunday, April 16, 2023 23:13

Chicago State University faculty on strike

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago State University strike has ended after the faculty and staff union reached an agreement with the school administration, the union said in a statement on Sunday.

Classes are expected to resume on Monday.

The announcement came after a faculty member stepped down the picket line on Monday.

Local UPI members 4100 said they had been negotiating for almost a year. And, while progress is being made in other areas, they question claims universities are unable to meet union wage demands.

“Our team has worked diligently to secure a deal that provides a pay raise for our world-class faculty and staff, while acknowledging the university's financial constraints,” said CSU UPI President Dr. Valerie Goss in a statement. “Most importantly, this agreement ensures that our members can leverage our critical lost time to support our students during the strike through extended hours, tutoring sessions, enrollment meetings, exam sessions, and other services. From Day 1, tutors and our dedicated staff has prioritized student needs, so this component is critical to reaching an agreement.”

The details of the agreement will not be provided until all members have had an opportunity to review it and a ratification vote has been held. If approved, the agreement would take effect immediately, the union said.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.

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