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

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COLUMN: The Great Resignation could be the best thing for the economy

Destiny Blanchard, Columnist October 17, 2021

For the past few decades, complaints about the minimum wage, the cost of living, and working conditions have been increasing in the U.S. Particularly, in the past few years many have called for a national...

Minimum wage hike will not affect Eastern employees’ statuses, says President Glassman

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor December 8, 2019

Eastern employees, students or not, will not be laid off after the minimum wage hike starting Jan. 1, which mandates all employers in the state of Illinois to pay employees $9.25 an hour instead of $8.25. Eastern...

Shimkus discusses minimum wage, EIU

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2019

The EIU College Republicans invited U.S. Representative John Shimkus to campus Friday to speak to students and members of the Charleston community. Shimkus said he does not hold town halls, rather he...

Minimum wage topic creates conversation

February 28, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News are divided on this issue of the gradual increase of minimum wage. There are studies out there and opinions from politicians, but there seems to be no concise explanation...

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer February 18, 2019

Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering...

CUPB, McCann talk potential minimum wage hike

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2019

It would cost Eastern just under an additional $2 million a year to cover the costs of a potential $15 increase in minimum wage by 2025. Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, made...

Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist June 22, 2017

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did not involve aimlessly...

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