Seiu Local 73
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Update: U Of I Dining & Building Service Workers Vote To Authorize Strike

A federal mediator will begin overseeing negotiations Tuesday between the University of Illinois and the union representing 700 dining and building service workers at the Urbana campus. In a vote held Saturday, about 90% of union members voted to authorize a strike, according to a spokesperson for the SEIU Local 73 chapter at the U of I. The authorization allows the negotiating team to issue a strike notice if they feel it’s warranted.

In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana.
David Mercer/Associated Press

U Of I Memo Makes Plans For Possible Layoffs

A memo obtained by Illinois Public Media from the U of I's Associated Provost for Human Resources indicates that some jobs on the Urbana campus, including some in Civil Service, could be cut, effective at the start of the fall semester.  The president of AFSCME Local 3700 questions why she wasn't informed of these plans. She says union members are 'scared.'

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