On February 17, Illinois State University and SEIU Local 73, the union that represents approximately 400 graduate teaching assistants, held an additional negotiation session. ISU offered, through the mediator, to make movement on a variety of issues.  

This was the 23rd negotiation session and the second session conducted with the support of an independent mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The next negotiation session with the mediator has been scheduled for March 3.  

ISU has and will continue to work diligently to reach a fair and fiscally responsible contract agreement that addresses the concerns raised by the SEIU without disruption to the teaching and learning environment. 

Please visit the SEIU negotiations website for more information, including a chronology of negotiations to-date, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and additional information about graduate teaching assistantships at ISU.