The state of Ed. unions after a year of higher education labor action
January 3, 2024
By ANDREW ADAMS
Capitol News Illinois
At public universities across the state, staff and faculty unions have faced a contentious year of negotiations and, in some cases, strikes.
Pay has been a major issue on several campuses and the unions are now looking to Springfield for potential reforms to the state’s higher education funding.
At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), negotiations are ongoing between campus leadership and the union that represents clerical workers. Amy Bodenstab, who works as an office manager in the Department of Teaching and...