Chicago Professors Ratify First Contract

Non-tenured professors at the University of Chicago ratified a first union contract two years after negotiations began, the union announced April 16.

The deal, approved April 13, provides raises of up to 49 percent for some professors, paid parental leave, increased job stability, and a 15-student limit in certain classes, Service Employees International Union Local 73 said.

The contract covers all full- and part-time faculty. Over the course of a school year, the bargaining unit at the University of Chicago generally consists of about 300 people, a union representative has said.

The university didn’t immediately respond to Bloomberg Law’s request for comment.