University of Illinois faculty union calls off strike
URBANA, Ill. (AP) – Classes will resume at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus after a faculty union reached a tentative contract agreement with the school and called off the remainder of its strike.
The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 authorized a five-day strike when contract talks ended without a settlement last Wednesday. The strike began Thursday morning and was scheduled through the last day of classes this Wednesday.
The Champaign News-Gazette reports that a five-year agreement between the union and the school was finalized late Saturday night. The union voted unanimously Sunday to end the strike.
Faculty Coalition Local 6546 President Shawn Gilmore says a ratification vote is scheduled for Thursday.
Classes are expected to resume on their normal schedules Monday.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com