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College, University Strike Wave Continues Its Swell Into 2023

Jan. 24, 2023, 4:40 AM
Robert Iafolla Senior Legal Reporter Bloomberg Law .com

Fifteen academic worker strikes on college campuses in 2022
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One university faculty union recently went on strike and another threatened to walk off the job before they each reached agreements with their respective schools, a signal that labor unrest in higher education will continue to surge in 2023.

University of Illinois Chicago faculty members struck for nearly a week before their union came to terms with the administration over the weekend. A union representing professors at New York City’s Fordham University also set a Jan. 30 strike deadline before agreeing to a new labor contract last week.

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