November 3

DAYS WITHOUT A CONTRACT: 478

As most of you probably know, the FA’s Department Rep Council voted to set the strike date on 12:01am November 3rd. Today, the ACsE executive committee voted to set their strike date as November 3rd as well. I’ll link up their official announcement when I have it. The NTT House of Delegates meets tonight (and I’ll post info from their meeting later tonight). GAU is having an open meeting on Monday about our strike date.

This is happening. I feel confident in saying that none of us in union leadership wanted bargaining to come to this point. That’s part of the reason this has gone on so long – we wanted to exhaust every option, wait for the economy to turn around, for the state to make it’s payments, or just for the university to find a pot of gold buried under a tree next to Anthony Hall. None of those things have happened. So now we need to take the next step – setting the date of a strike to get us the fair contract we deserve.

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: rcheng@siu.edu
SIUC Chancellor
(618) 453-2341

Glenn Poshard: poshard@siu.edu
SIU President
(618) 536-3357

Upcoming Events:
Monday October 24, 6-7pm, Student Center Ballroom C: GAU Open Meeting for a Bargaining Update and Setting a Strike Date

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