Contract Talks

Workers Picket Over Company's Bathroom Break PolicyEmployees of a River West faucet-making company staged a protest before work on Wednesday, saying they’ve been disciplined over the length of their bathroom breaks.
Levine: No Movement On Long-Term Deal For Samardzija, Who Tries To Raise GameJeff Samardzija wants to be paid like an ace, so he's got his sights set on being a star.
UIC Faculty Staging Two-Day StrikeSalary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.
UIC Faculty Votes For Strike, But Talks ContinueMembers of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union voted to approve a strike Thursday, although union negotiators will continue to attend previously scheduled mediation sessions with school administrators.
Contract Talks Resume In West Chicago Teachers' StrikeThe board tendered a revised contract offer to the teachers at 7:15 p.m.
Teachers In West Chicago, Grayslake Nearing StrikeTwo local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.
Carpentersville Area Teachers Union Calls For StrikeTeachers in Community Unit School District 300 will strike Tuesday, according to the Local Education Association of District 300.
Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State's Fiscal CliffCongress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.
CTA Postpones Unveiling Budget Amid Progress In Union TalksThe CTA was supposed to unveil its 2013 budget Thursday – but canceled the presentation minutes before a scheduled news conference because of overnight progress in talks with its two major unions.
Huntley Teachers Declare Impasse In Contract TalksTeachers in Huntley Consolidated School District 158 declared an impasse Tuesday in their negotiations with the district.
Grayslake Teachers Asked To Take Pay FreezeTeachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.
Geneva School Officials Surprised At Teachers' Contract ImpasseThe Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.