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SIU faculty to vote on whether to strike over contract

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University faculty will vote on September 28 whether or not to go on strike.

The council that represents SIU faculty voted Wednesday night on that date to make a strike decision.

A spokesman says faculty workers have gone 442 days without a new contract and no negotiations have worked to reach a deal.

They are reportedly worried about the future of tenured faculty, academic freedom in the classroom and administrative spending issues.

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