By RogersEdge Reporter Staff
About 350 unionized faculty members at Loyola University Chicago planned a walkout Wednesday amid ongoing contract talks with the university.
Loyola said it was not cancelling classes and that all buildings and facilities would remain open.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 is planning a strike and promoting a campus-wide walkout. SEIU represents 350 full- and part-time non-tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and about 10 faculty in the English Language Learning Program.
SEIU said it is seeking higher salaries for instructors and greater job stability.
SEIU said it selected April 4 as in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination Martin Luther King Jr. He was killed in Memphis, where he was supporting striking sanitation workers.