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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

Picketers strike in front of Old Main for day four of not being in the classrooms to protest for a fair contract Tuesday afternoon.

Strike Day 5: Students, community members join Eastern’s union in striking

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 12, 2023

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, continued their strike for the fifth day while celebrating their students and community day. Union members, students and community...

Tatiana Stringer, a sophomore health adminstration major, supports the faculty striking for a fair contract by joining them at the picket lines and yelling into the speaker phone Wednesday afternoon in front of Old Main.

EIU-UPI strike impacts the community

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor April 12, 2023

As Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, and Eastern’s negotiations continue to go through negotiations, the members of the community spoke out about how the strike not...

EDITORIAL: Students are left to fend for themselves amidst strike

EDITORIAL: Students are left to fend for themselves amidst strike

Editorial Board April 12, 2023

EIU-UPI and Eastern's administration have been negotiating for over a year leading to a strike beginning April 6. This has led to almost all classes, advising appointments, committee meetings and more...

A EIU-UPI member blew her whistle lowdly towards Old Main to be heard by administration in their offices.

Strike Day 3: EIU-UPI reacts to Friday’s negotiation meeting

Madelyn Kidd and Cam'ron Hardy April 10, 2023

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, continued their strike on Monday for the third day following a "disappointing" bargaining meeting on Friday for EIU-UPI's negotiation...

Associate Professor in the biological sciences department Eloy Martinez is joined by his nine-year-old daughter Amelia Martinez who wanted to help her dad during the second day of picketing for a fair contract Friday morning. Amelia is homeschooled and her dad said his daughter wanted to come out and learn, and added it would be a good lesson in social justice.

Strike Day 2: EIU-UPI picketing a ‘family affair’

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 7, 2023

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, continued their strike Friday for their second day with over 200 picketers, including students and families. The union have been bargaining...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: What do we do now?

Will Padgett, Columnist April 7, 2023

While I normally do not write on topic for any of the issues of The News, Ellen said if I do not I will be forced to eat Kit-Kats and that is a fate worse than death. But really, this strike is too important...

Students, community members and members of other campus unions picketed alongside members of the EIU-UPI during their strike at Old Main.

Students picket with EIU-UPI in strike

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 6, 2023

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected. Students came out to strike with Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, Thursday. One student said, “Glassman is the...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: I want a refund

Trent Jonas, Columnist March 27, 2023

University professors—especially in liberal arts fields—are notoriously underpaid. Especially at state schools. And especially at non-D1 state schools. And at Eastern, the salaries are even more pitiable...

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...

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