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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

More than an ounce of prevention

EWU, union agree to faculty salary concessions, tenure buyouts, voluntary retirement payments and suspension of upcoming COLA to stave off severe financial crisis declaration


Last updated 8/20/2020 at 9:51am

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a memorandum of understanding with the United Faculty of Eastern (UFE) that would stave off declaration of a severe financial crisis. All of the trustee’s voted for the memorandum with the exception of Trustee Uriel Iniguez, who voted no.

“We’ve had a discussion about, and I think the board knows how I feel about some of the components in this agreement,’ Iniguez said in declaring his decision to vote against the memorandum. The board has met on several occasions in protected executive session regarding the a...

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