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.