Saturday, June 10, 2017

Student Library Employee Union Joins Teamsters-University of Chicago

SLEU will be the first nationally recognized union undergraduate and graduate union at a private university.

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University of Chicago student library employees have voted to unionize, with over 80 percent of voters supporting affiliation with Teamsters Local 743.

These workers, 226 in total, will be known as the Student Library Employee Union (SLEU), and affiliated with Teamsters Local 743. The election was held between June 2 and June 8 in a vote count conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

"We welcome these student workers into the Teamsters family at Local 743," said Deborah Simmons-Peterson, President of Local 743. " We've been representing the professional library staff at the university since 1980 and that experience will enhance our representation of the student workers."

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