The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.

‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract, signed four years ago, will expire Aug. 31. Every four...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

The Daily Eastern News News Editor Luke Taylor, The News Editor-in-Chief Corryn Brock, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 Recording Secretary Kim Turner, AFSCME Local 981 Vice President Derek Light, AFSCME representative Natalie Nagel and AFSCME Local 981 President Renee Kerz pose for a photo out of AFSCME Council 31s 2021 Convention.

EDITORIAL: Thank you, AFSCME

Editorial Board October 17, 2021

This weekend two members of our Editorial Board went to accept an award on behalf of The Daily Eastern News for our coverage and editorial support of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT approves AFSCME contracts

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Eastern's Board of Trustees approved two contracts for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents Eastern's building service workers, cooks,...

EDITORIAL: Congrats to AFSCME on new contract

EDITORIAL: Congrats to AFSCME on new contract

Editorial Board September 7, 2021

After over 400 days of negotiating with Eastern’s administration, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local #981 has an updated contract. The union members will receive...

We will continue to support AFSCME

We will continue to support AFSCME

Editorial Board August 24, 2021

As we move into a new academic year with a new Editorial Board we want to make one thing very clear: our support of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981, has...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann walks down Lincoln Avenue on Aug. 19, crossing the paths of protesters seeking a contract for members of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981.

AFSCME continue protests for contract

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 23, 2021

The union representing Eastern clerical, dining and building service workers picketed over contract negotiations on Thursday, August 18. As students moved in for a new academic year, the workers stood...

University president David Glassman leaves the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union for a lunch break before the Board of Trustees meeting on June 25. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981. AFSCME members have been negotiating and protesting for higher wages and other changes to their contract for over a year. The union members displayed signs with the yearly income of various board members as well as average yearly income for clerical, technical and service workers.

Board of Trustees approves $700k new locker room

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2021

 The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a $698,400 new locker room for the Women’s Basketball team. The purchase will include $51,800 in design fees, $2,600 in design contingency $584,324...

Column: AFSCME deserves all of our support

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2021

Students at Eastern need to support the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in their ongoing efforts to negotiate with our university’s administration. I’ve been helping...

AFSCME continues protests during contract negotiations

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2021

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 has been continuing protests for higher wages and changes to their contracts for a full year. AFSCME Local 981 represents building...

Eastern unions push for health and safety measures

Corryn Brock, News Editor August 24, 2020

Two Eastern unions are urging Eastern to “put the safety of students, employees and the community first” as the university opens this semester.   The two unions, AFSCME Local 981, which represents...

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