Union tells U. of Illinois it may strike - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Food and service workers` union may strike at University of Illinois

Posted: Updated:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Associated Press) -

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices