UIC faculty agrees to tentative contract

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The University of Illinois at Chicago faculty union reached a tentative contract agreement today with the campus administration, averting a strike that had been scheduled for next week.

The union said the three-year deal, which covers the past two years and extends through August 2015, is better than the university’s last offer from earlier this month. The union, UIC United Faculty, said it will share contact details at membership meetings beginning Tuesday, and members will have until next Friday to vote on it.

The two sides had been at odds over pay increases, minimum salaries and other issues such as the grievance and tenure processes.

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