The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Faculty Union has voted in favor of a strike deadline of November 3. If the union, which represents tenure and non-tenure track faculty, does not reach an agreement with SIUC administrators by November 3, the educators will go on strike.
“Our goal is a fair settlement the promotes quality education at SIUC, not a strike,” said Faculty Assocation spokesperson Associate Professor Dave Johnson. “We’ve shown great patience by waiting this long. We have offered many different proposals in hopes of bridging the gap between the FA and the SIUC administration, and it is now time for the administration to show similar flexibility in order to allow us to reach an agreement and avert a strike.”