Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller was used in this report.
The union representing tenured and tenure-track employees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has set a strike date.
The SIUC Faculty Association says its members will walk off the job on Nov. 3 if they cannot reach an agreement with the university on a new contract. The last contract expired in June 2010.
Updated with quotes from SIUC and union officials. Reporting from Jennifer Fuller at WSIU was used in this report.
One union at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has approved a strike authorization, and three more are slated to vote on similar questions.
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