SEIU protest for fair contract, will vote to authorize strike later this month

By Carina Lee, The Daily Illini

The Service Employees International Union Local 73 gathered at Oak Street and Kirby Avenue on Wednesday to protest for fair contracts.

The union, also known as SEIU, has been negotiating with the University to create a fair contract since May of last year.

Ricky Baldwin, senior field organizer for SEIU, said the picket session was held to voice the group’s concerns.

At the picket sessions held at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., employees held up signs with phrases such as “honk if you want clean toilets” and “work with justice.”

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