Faculty, administration sign tentative agreement

By Gus Bode

The Faculty Association signed a tentative contract agreement with the university’s bargaining team Monday afternoon.

Dave Johnson, FA spokesman, said the agreement has to be ratified by the membership and the Board of Trustees.

Johnson announced Wednesday the union called off the strike that lasted seven days because the two sides were close enough to an agreement.


The three Illinois Education Association unions that did not strike will vote on their tentative agreements within a week.

See Wednesday’s Daily Egyptian for more on this story.