Competing Ideologies


The Southern has another news article on on the late payments from the state and SIU’s budget problems. It really feels like the administration is trying to emphasize “we’re poor” so they can continue not to negotiate with the unions for a fair contract. They either believe that we think this is all about the money or they are trying to confuse the issue. It’s not about the money — it is about the way we do our work, saving jobs, and having access to quality health care. For us, it is about standing up for a better SIUC and ensuring fairness through a good contract.

As always, if you haven’t let these folks know how you feel, give them a call or send them an email:

Ms. Misty Whittington
Executive Secretary of the Board
Office of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees
(618) 536-3357

Rita Cheng:
SIUC Chancellor
(618) 453-2341

Glenn Poshard:
SIU President
(618) 536-3357

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday October 19, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon at SIU, Lawson 161, 6:30-8:30


2 thoughts on “Competing Ideologies

  1. In response to your latest blog…..claiming “it’s not about the money.” each item you have listed (about the way we do our work, saving jobs, and having access to quality health care) are ALL monetary issues. Each items requires a commitment of funds (MONEY). Darla Karnes

    • I’m new to the blog, Darla, so forgive me for replying late. I think the unions’ fundamental financial interest is in seeing that the administration doesn’t continue to shift funds from faculty, GAs, and staff, to other areas–marketing, administration, athletics, etc. The administration finds funds for its priorities: we are asking that the people who teach our students and serve as front line civil service staff be a high priority, that we not get a smaller and smaller proportion of SIUC’s budget.

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