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The first of several unions representing Southern Illinois University – Carbondale voted by 80% to move forward on striking. The other unions of campus employees will vote in coming days.

The administrations claims budgetary concerns as the reason for the deadlock with union members – however true this statement is – the question to pose is why are we underfunding our higher education in a time during which education is paramount in keeping future generations employed and the USA ahead of the game?

Houston Chronicle