Union Tells University of Illinois It May Strike
Service Employees International Union Local 73 on Monday informed the university of its intent to strike. SEIU senior field organizer Ricky Baldwin called the notice a "last resort." But The News-Gazette in Champaign reports the union also said it plans to continue negotiating.
The union and the Urbana-Champaign campus have been negotiating since June 2012. They brought in a federal mediator late last year. Union and university officials are scheduled to meet in a negotiating session Tuesday.
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