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NEIU Joining CTU During April 1 'Day Of Action'

By Patty Wetli | March 28, 2016 8:55am
 The NEIU community is joining CTU's day of action Friday to protest the
The NEIU community is joining CTU's day of action Friday to protest the "death" of higher education funding.
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NORTH PARK — Members of the Northeastern Illinois University chapter of University Professionals of Illinois will be joining Friday's "day of action" spearheaded by the Chicago Teachers Union.

The university union, which represents, faculty and professional staff at NEIU, is planning to protest the "death" of higher education and social services with a New Orleans jazz funeral-style rally, 10 a.m. to noon, and protestors will then head downtown to participate in CTU's "shut it down" rally.

In the absence of a state budget, NEIU has tapped out its reserves to plug a $34 million appropriations hole and fronted students an additional $7.5 million in grant funds.

Earlier this month, NEIU implemented weekly furlough days for administrative, professional and non-negotiated employees, along with spending and hiring freezes.

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