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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 release said EIU-UPI would like to express their support to the Muslim community at Eastern followi...

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, but who are not yet registered, can also get rides to the Charleston Courthouse for same-day registratio...

EIU-UPI contract clarified in Faculty Senate meeting

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.

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 said she has been getting questions about items in the contract that were not recently added and have actual...

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 approved by the board last year at its first meeting Friday. Eastern President David Glassman said the EI...

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 change the way members of EIU-UPI would receive raises. Nancy Crone, an academic adviser, said in th...

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 Lumpkin Auditorium. One meeting will also be online for members who cannot make the meetings on...

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

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.

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 to give information regarding the Supreme Court's Janus ruling on public sector unions.   ...

Faculty taking on an overload of classes could lead to contractual violations

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2017

Faculty departures and financial strains on the university have caused faculty members to take on an overload of work assignments, leading to departmental violations of the EIU-UPI contract. Overload, as defined in the contract, is any course load that is more than 24 credit units a year. Anything...

100 head to Teach Out in Springfield

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017

  About 100 people from Eastern went to Springfield Thursday to protest the state’s lack of higher education funding. During the Teach Out, as the event was called, there were teaching sessions on topics such as the impact of Monetary Award Program grant cuts to students, the importance...

Social media contest to promote budget awareness

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 11, 2017

To raise broader awareness of the statewide budget impasse, Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) is sponsoring a student social media campaign competition called “Education is a Human Right.” The first prizewinner will be awarded $250, followed by second place with...

Student Senate hears about allocation cuts

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 9, 2017

The Student Senate heard about cutting allocations to the Student Recreation Center, student government and the University Board at its meeting Wednesday. Derek Pierce, student vice president for student affairs, said the reason for these cuts was because overall allocations asked for amounted to...

EIU-UPI seeks signatures to petition Rauner

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

February 1, 2017

Members of EIU-UPI set up a table to gather signatures for a petition to Gov. Bruce Rauner concerning health insurance negotiations Tuesday afternoon in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. They will set up a table again today outside the Union food court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to...

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