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Contract Negotiations

Gov. Pat Quinn

Union: Quinn’s Unfair Demands Have Left Contract Talks At Standstill

First it was Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the Chicago Teachers Union, and now, another prominent Illinois Democrat is in trouble with a public employees’ union.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard: Teacher Contract Talks ‘Close To One-Yard Line’

The Chicago schools CEO said talks have been tense, but both sides are making progress.


Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

Teachers Union: A Strike Could Still Happen

Thousands of Chicago kids head back to school on Monday, and there is a troubling message for parents.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Empty Classroom

Pressure On To Avoid Chicago Teacher Strike

The earliest teachers could strike is Aug. 18 after a 30-day cooling off period. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Teachers Want Pay Hikes, More Benefits

Marking the start of what is expected to be contentious contract negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union made its first round of demands to the Chicago Board of Education.


Matt Forte runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Bowen: Forte Shouldn’t Hold Out

Forte accounts for nearly half of the Bears offense, but holding out for a new deal may not be the best idea.

670 The Score–10/25/2011