Workers strike at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 11, 2013
About 800 building and food service workers are seeking better pay, other job improvements.

About 800 building and food service workers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have gone on strike. The Champaign News-Gazette says the dispute involves pay and outsourcing issues. Service Employees International Union Local 73 has been negotiating with the university since last summer, and a federal mediator became involved in December. The workers clean classrooms, labs and residence halls; take out the trash; clean bathrooms; prepare food in university dining halls; cater special events; and deliver campus mail, among other tasks

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