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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

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...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

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

EIU-UPI, Eastern’s negotiators meet Monday for 2022 contract

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 21, 2022

Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, met with the university’s negotiation team Monday afternoon to begin bargaining for 25 proposals in a new four-year contract...

EIU-UPI expresses support after New Zealand shooting

Staff Report March 27, 2019

The University Professionals of Illinois at Eastern said it wishes to express support for Muslim faculty, staff and students after the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting in a press release. The press...

EIU-UPI, EIU Progressives to provide transportation to, from polling sites

Staff Report November 5, 2018

University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 and EIU Progressives will be collaborating to provide transportation to and from polling sites Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People who wish to vote,...

A clarification of the contract for Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois was announced by EIU-UPI President Jeannie Ludlow Tuesday during a Faculty Senate meeting. The senate meets every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library.

EIU-UPI contract clarified in Faculty Senate meeting

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor October 16, 2018

Jeannie Ludlow, the president of Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, clarified points of the newly approved EIU-UPI contract at the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 16. Ludlow...

Board of Trustees approves new EIU-UPI contract

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor September 16, 2018

The Board of Trustees approved the new contract for Eastern’s chapter of university professionals of Illinois, two new multi-year contracts, a Title 9 update and an update on the Lantz Arena maintenance...

EIU-UPI members can currently vote on new contract

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter September 10, 2018

Faculty and staff members who are academic service professionals and members of Eastern Illinois University’s University Professionals of Illinois are currently able to vote on a new contract that would...

EIU-UPI sets meetings for members to discuss negotiated agreement

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2018

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois will have two general membership meetings to discuss the terms of its recently negotiated agreement at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the...

Gov. Bruce Rauner explained his stance on the U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision Monday before speaking with Charleston area business owners at Unique Suites Hotel.

Rauner gives his take on Janus v. AFSCME; Blitz talks aftermath

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor July 2, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Monday that the creation of a government website that asks employees to notify the State of "changes in their union membership status" was misleading but was instead a necessary way...

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