After 10 days, the University of Illinois Chicago employee strike is ending.
Service Employees International Union Local 73 said it reached a tentative agreement covering the 4,000 UIC employees across the state it represents. That includes about 150 workers at the College of Medicine in Peoria.
The union said a tentative agreement was reached on pay raises across the board, a personal protective equipment committment from Gov. JB Pritzker, a $15 minimum wage for workers in Chicago, and protections around staffing levels and outsourcing.
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