Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale Is Ordered to Pay Workers for Furloughs

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5th, 2014

The administration of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale acted illegally by failing to bargain in good faith with three unions representing faculty and staff members in 2011 and should compensate the employees for losses they suffered when the university imposed furlough days that year, an administrative-law judge with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has found.
In a ruling issued last month, Judge Colleen Harvey said the university had pushed the three unions “to the point of impasse” during contract disputes that year so that it could impose its final offer on the bargaining units.

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