Union Members Vote for the Contract Agreement at NEIU

Classes Will Resume Thursday

Dec 08, 2004, 00:00 ET from University Professionals of Illinois

    CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Northeastern chapter of the
 University Professionals of Illinois voted to ratify the tentative contract
 agreement reached with the NEIU administration. The vote was nearly unanimous
 and it ends the 3-week strike. "We're very pleased with the settlement and now
 we're anxious to get back to teaching students," said NEIU chapter President
 Ed Hunt. "We appreciate the cooperation of the administration and we want to
 again thank Senator Meeks for his valuable assistance," Hunt said.
     Classes will resume on Thursday, December 9. The semester is extended
 through December 22nd so that all classes can be completed.
     The NEIU administration must also ratify the contract and the union
 chooses not to comment on contract specifics until the agreement is fully
     The University Professionals of Illinois represents faculty and staff at
 seven public universities in Illinois: Chicago State University, Eastern
 Illinois University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois
 University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois
 Springfield and Western Illinois University. It is affiliated with the
 Illinois Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers and the

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