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

Christopher Gadomski, a member of Eastern Illinois Universitys University of Professionals Illinois, sits at the Board of Trustees meeting along with other members in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

EIU-UPI speaks at BOT meeting: ‘Cost of labor is whatever workers are willing to accept in exchange for our work’

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2023

EIU-UPI gave an update on the ongoing negotiations with Eastern’s administration as Teamsters Local #24 had a contractual agreement approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Eastern’s chapter...

Members of the University Professionals of Illinois offer encouragement before their negotiation team meets with Eastern’s administration team at Booth Library Monday afternoon.

EIU-UPI calls for mediator in contract negotiations

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 10, 2022

Eastern offering contract proposals for faculty to work more at a lesser rate of pay has led to Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois requesting a federal mediator for the nine-month...

EIU-UPI President Jennifer Stringfellow hands grievance form to Judith Garrell, the secretary for University President David Glassmans office. Glassman was unavailable at the time the grievance were delivered.

EIU-UPI delivers grievance to Glassman last Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor October 20, 2022

On Oct. 14, Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, delivered a grievance to University President David Glassman’s office for not bargaining in good faith during the...

Jeannie Ludlow, professor of English and director of womens gender, and sexuality studies, and Jennifer Stevens, the associate professor of sociology and criminology, listen to faculty speak to their audience as the Teach Out ends on the Library Quad Thursday afternoon.

‘What we’re fighting for is you’: EIU-UPI holds Teach Out amidst negotiations

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 8, 2022

“You put ‘All In’ on a billboard; we’re the ones who have the daily responsibility,” Jennifer Stringfellow, the president of Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois and...

EIU-UPI, Eastern yet to reach agreement on 21 proposals

EIU-UPI, Eastern yet to reach agreement on 21 proposals

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 31, 2022

Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois have continuously met and negotiated with Eastern’s negotiation team for the EIU-UPI’s new contract since March 21. Today, the old contract...

Billy Hung, the associate professor under the department of biological sciences, hosts a faculty union meeting in the Arcola-Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The members negotiate an employee contract and update one another on new information.

Union, university reach tentative agreements on 11 proposals

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 31, 2022

Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois have continuously met and negotiated with Eastern’s negotiation team for the EIU-UPI’s new contract since March 21. Today, the old contract...

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