UPI, Student and AFSCME Sponsored NEIU Press Conference – Here’s the Coverage

Thanks to all who participated in the NEIU Press Conference yesterday and thanks to the brilliant work of our students and UPI and AFSCME who organized the event and made it happen! We had support from IFT and the UPI 4100 Local that helped get the word out, and different members of our community reached out to their press contacts too.

We told our story well yesterday. Read through this overview from IFT Communications goddess Aviva Bowen.

UPI/NEIU members did a great job – as did their students, like this one featured on public radio:

Students like senior Patricia Burchfield primarily blamed Governor Bruce Rauner, saying she shouldn’t have to be protesting. “I would really like you to do your job, because I would like to get back to doing mine inside in the classroom and I have wasted enough time on your ego war.”

Here are all the clips we’ve compiled:

Public Radio
NEIU Students Rally to Protest Budget Cuts
WBEZ Radio clip of same story

Chicago Tribune
Illinois regional universities toil through state budget standoff
Chicago Tribune (photo gallery)
Regional universities feeling the budget strain

Chicago Sun-Times
Students, teachers protest cuts at NEIU

CBS 2 WBBM
Clip from 4:30 PM News
NEIU Furloughs Staff, Students Over Spring Break

NBC 5 Chicago
Clip from 6:00 PM News

ABC 7 Chicago
Clip from 4:30 PM News