SIU faculty threaten strike

October 21, 2011 3:46:27 PM PDT
Faculty members at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale say they will walk off the job in a couple of weeks if a contract agreement is not reached.

The union representing the faculty has set a Nov. 3 strike date unless there's a tentative deal.

The stumbling blocks include academic freedom and tenure.

SIU's chancellor is hopeful a deal can be reached within the university's budget constraints.