The Daily Eastern News

Layoffs hit Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Northeastern Illinois University

Staff Report

June 1, 2017

Two state universities have announced plans this week to eliminate positions and take other measures to stay afloat after weathering two years without a full budget. At Northeastern Illinois University, about 180 full-time positions will be eliminated, according to the Chicago Tribune. This is about...

Eastern identifies positions for layoffs

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

August 18, 2015

Eastern has identified 118 civil service and administrative and professional positions for elimination, according to a  university press release sent noon Tuesday. More than 50 of those positions are vacant, which will result in 67 employee layoffs. Employees affected by the decision began receiving...

Righter addresses state, university budget issues

Sen. Dale Righter gives a legislative update during a Mattoon town hall meeting Tuesday in the Lumpkin Education Center.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2015

Being more than 20 days into the fiscal year with no budget resolution in sight will continue to create issues in Illinois, and universities like Eastern will have to adapt to compete in the economic climate, Sen. Dale Righter said Tuesday. Righter, representing the 55th Senate district containing...

Faculty layoffs affect class schedules

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2015

Some students will have to adjust their fall class schedules with half of Eastern’s academic departments seeing a reduction in annually contracted faculty. President David Glassman announced last week that 26 faculty members have been laid off, three have been reduced to half time and about 10 other...

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2015

Eastern will be implementing unpaid furlough days for Administrative and Professional employees as part of a university-wide expense-cutting initiative to keep the budget balanced in fiscal year 2016. Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, said the university would save $700,000...

Eastern lays off 3 electricians

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2015

With layoffs on the horizon for some Eastern employees, three of the university’s electricians have already lost their jobs. John Warner, the Eastern representative for Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 146, said three electricians would be out of work starting Friday. Warner said...

AFSCME union prepares for potential layoffs

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2015

With all areas of the university expected to see layoffs this summer, workers under the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union are preparing for potential losses. Roughly 250 members of AFSCME work at Eastern, including building service workers, clerical/technical staff...

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