Tentative Agreement With Faculty Union

Sent on behalf of Chancellor Koch and Faculty Union President Lynn Fisher

“After a productive weekend of good faith negotiations, we are pleased to report that a tentative agreement between the University administration and the new UIS faculty union has been reached. The strike is over. As a result of leadership on both sides and a shared commitment to progress in the interest of our students, the work stoppage (strike) that began last week will not continue tomorrow. Final exams will proceed as scheduled.

We are so glad to be finishing this academic year on a strong note, with the largest-ever graduating class receiving their diplomas on May 13. As we move forward, we will continue working together to realize more of the aspirations of our students, faculty and all those who belong to our university family.”

Susan Koch, Chancellor, UIS
Lynn Fisher, President, UIS United Faculty