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Graduate Employees Organization holds celebratory rally

By Dixita Limbachia

January 28, 2016

The Graduate Employees Organization held a rally Thursday afternoon to celebrate the University agreement to continue tuition waivers for students in the Master's of Computer Science program.The main objective for the organization is to protect tuition waivers for graduate students, especi...

UI students push for change on campus

By Marijo Enderle

December 9, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page — created on Nov. 18 — gained national attention and sparked responses and new initiatives from University administrators.The Facebook page denounced black students and Black Lives Matter suppor...

Union members rally for fair contract from University

Union members rally for fair contract from University

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 21, 2015

Last Tuesday at noon, around 100 union and community members rallied on the south side of the Illini Union to deliver postcards to President Timothy Killeen asking for a fair contract from the University.Dave Beck, staff representative for AFSCME Council 31, led the rally of people who were holding postcards on strings ...

State employees rally for new contract

State employees rally for new contract

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 11, 2015

Twenty-five state employees from the Champaign-Urbana area participated in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) statewide event urging Governor Bruce Rauner to make negotiations over a new union contract on Wednesday. The rally began at noon on S. First Street ...