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

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the MLK Jr. Union.

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, 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...

AFSCME union prepares for potential layoffs

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2015

With all areas of the university expected to see layoffs this summer, workers under the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union are preparing for potential losses. Roughly...

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