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SIUC, Faculty Association Sign Tentative Agreement

The Faculty Association and the administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have signed off on a tentative contract agreement.

FA spokesman Dave Johnson confirms the two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike Nov. 9.

He says the next stage in the ratification process will be for the union's Departmental Representative Council to discuss the tentative agreement on Thursday.

Then there will be a general membership meeting to give members an opportunity to ask questions about the agreement on Nov. 28, and a vote by all dues-paying members will take place on Nov. 30.

The signing of the FA's tentative deal means the other three IEA-affiliated unions on the SIU-C campus will now hold their own ratification votes after reaching tentative deals earlier this month.

The Association of Civil Service Employees union says it will hold its ratification vote Wednesday. Graduate Assistants United will vote on Monday, Nov. 21. No word yet on when the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association will hold its ratification vote.

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