Sounds good to me, let them eat cake. :) Do you think this is pressure from the administration or a little mistake when they put the football result up? It does seem like the most important economic/business story in Carbondale right now doesn't it?
The administration is offering $2M in salary increases over the next 5 years (up from $1.1M in their first, best and last offer we initially heard about) and the faculty wants $4M. Anyone know the percentages on these numbers? Is it $2M per year or $2M spread over 5 years of increases?
The poor little faculty members who don't understand how to improve the administration at SIUC, here is your chance. A nice one week strike should make a big statement that you aren't content to sit in your offices and take it.
I would hold the line and get at least 3.3% that the feds gave social security, then you will only be losing 2 or 3% per year vs. real inflation over the life of the contract. You guys understand that all these Bush tax cuts and federal spending are going to drive inflation and interest numbers up for quite a few years to come?