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Many UIC Classes Canceled As Faculty Strikes

Hundreds of classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago were canceled Tuesday as part of the first faculty walkout in the school’s history.

“The faculty union at UIC is on strike. As tenure-track faculty, the librarians at Daley Library are not available at this time,” read one sign in the university’s main library, which was still open.

But the Near West Side public institution was far from empty. Hundreds of faculty members and supporters formed picket lines, marching through campus for much of the day while holding signs like “Faculty working conditions = student learning conditions.”