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2023.03: Behind the Scenes of a Faculty Strike


Smiling 3 year-old girl in blue shirt and hat riding in a red wagon, holding a protest sign and a bucket to bang, on her way to a protest
One of UICUF's youngest strikers ready to be wheeled around the picket line

Unions mentioned in the episode

  • UIC United Faculty (UICUF)

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

  • Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT)

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

  • Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)

UICUF contracts, expired August 15, 2022


Light blue beanie with UICUF logo in blue stitching on white circular background
The famous blue strike hat; Photo: John Casey

YouTube video of the rally from Day 1 of the strike



Remembering Janet Smith (1962-2022)


Middle-aged woman with shoulder-length blonde hair with large black glasses and elaborate silver necklace
Professor Janet Smith; photo: State Journal-Register
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