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U of Illinois union plans work-in after last week's strike

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Architecture Building on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Ill. (Credit; AP Photo / David Mercer) Architecture Building on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Ill. (Credit; AP Photo / David Mercer)

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A faculty union at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus that went on a two-day strike last week plans another work action.

Members of the Nontenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 say they participate in a two-day work-in Tuesday and Wednesday. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports members will do grading, research and hold office hours at the school's Henry Administration Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. those days.

A bargaining session with a federal mediator is scheduled Wednesday.

The union is amid contract negotiations with the university that have dragged on since October 2014. The contract would be the group's first with the university. The union represents about 500 people.

Union members say they want to put pressure on administrators to get a contract. Administrators say they believe they're facilitating negotiations.

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