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...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

EIU-UPI speak to BOT about negotiations on Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 9, 2022

The president of EIU-UPI spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday about the ongoing negotiations the union is facing for a new contract. Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of...

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...

A sign in support of the University Professionals of Illinois wage negotiation on March 21.

EDITORIAL: Eastern admin not ‘All In’ for professors

Editorial Board August 31, 2022

We at the Daily Eastern News support Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, in their ongoing negotiation for a new contract with Eastern.  The negotiations have been...

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

Eastern’s faculty union hopes to hear financial package during next meeting

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union hopes to hear the financial package from the administration during their next meeting. The union said the teams are waiting to schedule a meeting until the administration can...

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

Faculty union gains forward momentum with third negotiation meeting

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

Lead negotiator for Eastern’s faculty union said forward momentum was gained during their third meeting Wednesday. Eastern’s University Professionals of Illinois head negotiator, Billy Hung, said...

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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