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Union Tells University of Illinois It May Strike

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The union that represents about 800 building and food-service workers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign says its members could strike soon if they don't get a new contract.      

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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