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 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 22, 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...

BSWs sanitize Eastern’s campus in wake of COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor April 1, 2020

As the Eastern community returns to campus, building service workers are maintaining cleanliness on university grounds. Several changes have been made around campus as a result of COVID-19, from a structured...

Eastern’s residence halls see upgrades

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter July 19, 2019

In addition to regularly scheduled summer maintenance, several of Eastern's residence halls have received improvements since the end of the spring semester in May. Mark Hudson, director of University...

BSWs share about their jobs

Nathan Cortez, Staff Reporter November 14, 2018

Building Service Workers at Eastern help students and faculty by cleaning the residence halls and lecture halls daily and emptying trash cans weekly all throughout campus. Juanita Jenkins, BSW secretary...

BSWs receive new responsibilities amid lacking state budget

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor November 30, 2015

Staff members have had to take on more work this semester as a result of cuts in Civil Service areas. Shawn Peoples, the associate director of student standards, brought up some of the concerns Staff...

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