Graduate workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are voting on whether or not to authorize a strike after negotiations with university officials over a living wage fell short of their demands Wednesday night, according to members of the Graduate Employees Organization.
voting process to authorize a possible strike began Thursday and will
continue through Monday, which is the end of the union's next bargaining session with UIC's
“I don’t think most of our members
want to strike," said Neri Sandoval, a graduate assistant in UIC's
Department of African-American Studies. "I think it’s something that, I
believe, is an outcome of a series of events the university has led to."
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