Lewis: If Chicago Teachers Laid Off, "We Intend To Take To The Streets"A day after the Chicago Public Schools and its teachers began the final stage of contract talks, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis declined to predict whether teachers would strike, but said negotiations are not going well.
Rauner Asks Labor Board To Rule If Labor Talks At ImpasseRauner's request Friday opens the door for him to impose his own terms for a contract if the Illinois Labor Relations Board rules the parties are deadlocked.
McHenry Teachers Strike Enters Day 7Negotiations for a new contract for more than 150 teachers and staff at McHenry Community High School District 156 ended around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Some progress was made, but teachers and the district still have not reached a deal.
Prospect Heights School Board Makes Final Offer To Striking TeachersProspect Heights School District 23’s board said it made its best and final contract offer to teachers at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, and has asked the 150 striking teachers and support staff to vote on the offer Wednesday, so students can return to class Thursday.
Negotiations To Resume Amid Prospect Heights Teachers StrikeAs approximately 1,500 students in four northwestern suburbs missed a second day of school due to a teachers’ strike, the head of the Prospect Heights school board was offering a glimmer of hope for a quick resolution.
Prospect Heights District 23 Teachers Go On StrikeClasses at Prospect Heights School District 23 have been canceled for at least the next two days, after the union and the school board could not agree on a new contract.
CTU President: Contract Talks Haven't Broken DownKaren Lewis says meetings with public school officials have been very cordial and teachers have even been willing to take a pay freeze.
State Employee Union Presses Measure To Prevent Strike, LockoutUnion-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
Teachers Union: CPS Demanding "Whopping" 7 Percent Pay CutThe Chicago Teachers Union lashed out at the Emanuel administration Tuesday, accusing the mayor of "lying in wait" to raise property taxes, after demanding teachers and other union employees take a 7 percent pay cut next year.
Garcia: 'No Gravy To Go Around' In Contract Talks With City WorkersMayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has scoffed at accusations he will be beholden to public employee unions that have backed him in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, because of the substantial cash they’ve given Garcia’s campaign.
Waukegan Teachers Approve ContractNegotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.
Waukegan School Board Adjourns Meeting Amid Parent AngerSchool officials say the audience would not come to order, making an open discussion impossible.

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