The University is happy to share that earlier today (October 15, 2021), the members of Service Employees International Union Local 73, the Union that represents the Graduate Teaching Assistants at Illinois State, ratified the University’s September 28, 2021, offer. This ratification draws negotiations for a first Graduate Teaching Assistant contract to a close. The resulting two-year contract is effective as of October 15, 2021, although stipend increases will be retroactive to the start of the fall 2021 semester.
Over the following weeks, Human Resources will work with the Graduate School and other campus partners to implement this contract. Once available, the new contract book will be posted to the Human Resources webpage and an updated Graduate School Handbook will be posted on the Graduate School’s webpage.
Following is a summary of the stipend increases and other components of the compensation package contained in the ratified contract:
We are pleased to provide this good news and are happy that, after almost two years of negotiations, we were able to reach an agreement that is competitive, sustainable, and fiscally responsible.