Union: Workers Tentative Deal Reached With U of I


The union representing about 800 building and food service workers who went on strike this month on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus says it has reached a tentative deal with the school.

Adam Rosen is a spokesman for the Service Employees International Union. He said Wednesday the union's bargaining committee recommended that employees approve the four-year offer from the university. A vote is set for next Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th.

Rosen declined to provide details on the offer.

A U of I spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The employees went on strike for three days earlier this month. The union negotiated with the university for several months over wages and other issues.

Story source: AP