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SIUC strikes
9:49 am
Fri October 21, 2011

SIUC faculty set strike date

The James W. Neckers building on the SIUC campus.
(via Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)

Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller was used in this report.

The union representing tenured and tenure-track employees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has set a strike date.

The SIUC Faculty Association says its members will walk off the job on Nov. 3 if they cannot reach an agreement with the university on a new contract. The last contract expired in June 2010.

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SIUC strike
8:26 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Union at SIUC approves strike authorization

James W. Neckers Building
via Southern Illinois University

Updated with quotes from SIUC and union officials. Reporting from Jennifer Fuller at WSIU was used in this report.

One union at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has approved a strike authorization, and three more are slated to vote on similar questions.

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Southern Illinois University
1:03 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

SIU faculty to vote Sept. 28 on possible strike

The top of the Pulliam Hall clock tower on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale, Ill.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Saluki wiki)

Faculty at Southern Illinois University's flagship campus in Carbondale will be voting later this month on whether to go on strike as part of a lingering contract dispute.

The Southern Illinoisan reports that the group representing tenured and tenure-track faculty at the 20,000-student school voted unanimously Thursday to seek a strike-authorization vote. That means the entire membership will vote Sept. 28 on whether a walkout is in order.

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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Developer Rick Yackey says he's in negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered Del Taco building. He hopes to have it occupied by March.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Developer announces Del Taco building might not be demolished after all

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at a public meeting last night, developer Rick Yackey said that he’s in  final negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered former Del Taco building.

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