DAYS WITHOUT A CONTRACT: 463
There’s another call to action around pension reform going out through the IEA as they gear up for what’s likely to be a very interesting veto session in a few weeks. You can read the flier that came through here.
Also from the IEA is a request to fill out a budget survey. This is one of your chances to let the big organization know where you’d like your dues dollars to go — so I urge IEA members to take the time!
The DE reports that recruitment hasn’t been hurt by the labor dispute, mostly because the recruiters haven’t actually been telling prospective students there’s a labor dispute. Seems like another tactic to show that the university is “business as usual.”
Frankly, the university hasn’t been running as “business as usual” since the university called an impasse in bargaining for ACsE, FA, and NTTFA and imposed their terms and conditions on those bargaining units. The only way to get the university back to “business as usual” — for real — is to settle the contracts.
Have you contacted the Board, the President, and the Chancellor yet?
Ms. Misty Whittington
Executive Secretary of the Board
Office of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees
Rita Cheng: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Poshard: email@example.com
SIUC Tuesday Work-ins (GAs + Allies)
Wednesday October 12, 4:30pm, Anthony Hall: PROTEST & PRESS CONFERENCE: Student Solidarity with Faculty, GAs & Staff