Protestors gather over construction at IUSB

Dozens of people gathered today in South Bend to protest the construction of the new IUSB dormitory.

The Regional Council of Carpenters claims that the university is breaking a number of state bidding laws over employee drug testing.

According to state law, all contractors who bid on a state-funded project must produce a written drug policy before work begins. Protestors say that did not happen, and IU refuses to hand over the paperwork.

“They're breaking bidding laws, in our opinion, by not producing documents that we've asked numerous times for the university to produce,” said Chris Springer, who is protesting the construction.”

Springer continued, “It is in state law that they have to produce these drug policies from every sub that's working on this job, every employee out there and again, Indiana has closed the doors on us.”

Construction on the new dormitory is expected to be finished by next fall.


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