Contract Negotiations

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Approve Contract

Negotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.

10/30/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan School Board Adjourns Meeting Amid Parent Anger

School officials say the audience would not come to order, making an open discussion impossible.

10/28/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Negotiations To Resume As Waukegan Teachers’ Strike Continues

Negotiators return to the table at 10 a.m. Monday in search of a breakthrough in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60. Classes remain cancelled.

10/27/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Talks Continue Wednesday Amid Waukegan Teachers’ Strike

For much of the day Tuesday, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 chief negotiator Tony Ficarelli said he believed that progress was being made in talks with the Lake County Federation of Teachers, but in the end it proved to be a mirage.

10/22/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Strike Enters Second Day

Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 said in a message on its website that there would be no classes on Friday. Teachers went on strike Thursday morning after the district and the Lake County Federation of Teachers failed to come to terms on a contract.

10/03/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues Into Friday

Teachers in one of the state’s largest school districts have gone on strike, after contract talks stalled in north suburban Waukegan.

10/02/2014

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.

09/06/2012

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.

07/19/2012

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.

01/22/2012

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