Deerfield Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban school district is facing a possible teacher strike.

Teachers in District 109 in Deerfield voted 261 to 2 to authorize a strike after negotiations, which have been ongoing for over a year, hit an impasse, the Lake County News Sun reports.

Union President Dennis Jensen said the issues center on salaries, benefits, special education delivery and teacher evaluations among other things.

Jensen said their goal is not a strike but to reach a fair settlement.

School district officials were not available for comment.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Hultman

  • Jim

    Unions have a much different definition of “fair”. Union dictionary; Fair = Taking every last penny from the taxpayers to pay for our lavish benefits. Fair for taxpayers would be a minimum of 20% cut in salary and benefits package so the pay is more realistic with the working folks. As always…remember that we are striking for the kids!

  • Chivi

    Why are these people taking 3 months off a year?? They should work all year round just like everybody else. On top of that, they strike in order to get heard. Let them strike and fire them!! Unions are corrupt Chicago politics!! There are some good unions out there but not in Chicago.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live