"The Faculty Union at UIC are engaged in collective bargaining with the University and so far have not settled on a contract. The union will strike for on Feb. 18th and 19th. I will respond to your message on February 20th."
Official website, UIC UF, Local 6456: http://uicunitedfaculty.org
Chicago Tonight video interview featuring UIC Faculty Union President Joe Persky: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/02/13/uic-faculty-union-threatens-strike
Faculty on Strike by Walter Benn Michaels and Lennard Davis for Jacobin magazine: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/02/faculty-on-strike/
UIC United Faculty on Front Lines of Crisis in Higher Ed by Elizabeth Shermer for the Labor and Working-Class History Association: http://lawcha.org/wordpress/2014/02/05/uic-united-faculty-front-lines-crisis-higher-ed/