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Union News

Update on Year 4 Increases 

Earlier this month, employees received an email from the University of Illinois system stating that President Killeen announced a 3.5% “merit-based salary program” for the 2022-2023 academic year, subject to the negotiated agreements between the unions. This email serves to communicate the wage program for the entire University of Illinois system. If UIC adopts this same percentage as their campus wage, as they have done in years prior, then all employees will receive a 3.5% increase on the anniversary of their contract instead of the 1.5% originally negotiated for Year 4 of the agreements.

This raise would be effective the first pay period after the anniversary of each of the contracts. We will send out another email once the UIC campus wage has been adopted to confirm the contract anniversary increase and effective date for all employees represented by each of the four contracts.

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Upcoming Member Meetings

As we begin to prepare for the next round of negotiations for the four UIC contracts that expire in 2023, we are inviting members to join us for preliminary discussions about the goals for each contract. These meetings will be a space open for all members to discuss issues, concerns, and priorities specific to your respective contract. Please RSVP for one of the meetings below. Also, we encourage you to send questions ahead of time to mbunnage@seiu73.org.

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Find Your Union Steward and Staff Representative

Staff at the local are assigned to work with specified buildings, departments and colleges of the university. These assignments may change from time to time. Please see the list below for an updated breakdown of which staff are assigned to which areas and their contact information. If you do not see your area listed below, reach out to Melinda Bunnage, Deputy Director of Higher Education, at mbunnage@seiu73.org.

Jeanene Johnson, Jeanene.Johnson@seiu73.org 

  • UI Health Hospital & Clinics (see departmental exceptions below)
  • Miles Square Clinics
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Medicine
  • Building Service Workers – Hospital

Ryan Miller, rmiller@seiu73.org 

  • UI Health Labs & Pathology department
  • UI Health Rehab Services department
  • UI Health Clinical Nutrition department
  • Ear Eye Infirmary
  • Outpatient Care Center
  • College of Dentistry
  • Division of Specialized Care for Children
  • John Marshall Law

Andrew Yale, ayale@seiu73.org 

  • UI Health Continuum of Care (social workers, etc) department
  • UI Health Radiology department
  • Building Service Workers – Campus
  • Facilities
  • East Campus Colleges/Buildings
  • Peoria College of Medicine
  • Rockford College of Medicine & LP Johnson

Look here for a complete list of UIC stewards. Every department should have a steward. If you don’t have a steward in your area, nominate yourself or someone else here!

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