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Professors at the University of Illinois Springfield could go on strike. That’s the result of a vote this week by United Faculty, a chapter of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Kristi Barnwell, a history professor and vice-president of the faculty union, says the vote doesn’t necessarily mean they will strike.

 

“We’re still hoping that we don’t have to, and that the university’s administration will make some meaningful progress in negotiations at our next bargaining session," she says. "But we needed to let them know that the option is on the table, and our membership is ready if it comes down to that.”

 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's administration and faculty union have reached a tentative contract agreement following more than two years of negotiations.  The previous version of the agreement, which helps define roles and responsibilities of faculty and administrators, expired June 30, 2014. Since then, faculty members have been operating under the old contract's terms.

Changes coming to WIU faculty contract

Oct 30, 2013

The union representing faculty at Western Illinois University has an agreement in principle with the school to help Western through some tough budget times. And the union leader is sharply criticizing the state for its role in the college’s budget woes. Illinois Public Radio’s Rich Egger reports.