Contract Talks

A couple dozen employees of WaterSaver Faucet Co. picketed before work Wednesday, over the company's policy to monitor how much time they spend in the bathroom each day during work hours. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Workers Picket Over Company’s Bathroom Break Policy

Employees 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.

07/09/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: No Movement On Long-Term Deal For Samardzija, Who Tries To Raise Game

Jeff Samardzija wants to be paid like an ace, so he’s got his sights set on being a star.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

UIC

UIC Faculty Staging Two-Day Strike

Salary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.

02/18/2014

UIC

UIC Faculty Votes For Strike, But Talks Continue

Members 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.

12/06/2013

Teachers picket outside Gary Elementary School in West Chicago, on the first day of a strike for Elementary School District 33. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Contract Talks Resume In West Chicago Teachers’ Strike

The board tendered a revised contract offer to the teachers at 7:15 p.m.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

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Teachers In West Chicago, Grayslake Nearing Strike

Two local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

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Carpentersville Area Teachers Union Calls For Strike

Teachers in Community Unit School District 300 will strike Tuesday, according to the Local Education Association of District 300.

12/03/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State’s Fiscal Cliff

Congress 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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2012

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CTA Postpones Unveiling Budget Amid Progress In Union Talks

The 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.

11/15/2012

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Huntley Teachers Declare Impasse In Contract Talks

Teachers in Huntley Consolidated School District 158 declared an impasse Tuesday in their negotiations with the district.

11/14/2012

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Grayslake Teachers Asked To Take Pay Freeze

Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.

10/23/2012

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Geneva School Officials Surprised At Teachers’ Contract Impasse

The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.

10/13/2012

Evergreen Park teachers picket during a rally before their latest round of contract talks with School District 124 on Oct. 10, 2012, the sixth school day that was cancelled due to the teachers' strike. (Credit: CBS)

Evergreen Park Parents Growing Weary Of Ongoing Teachers’ Strike

After six school days missed due to the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park, parents have started losing their patience with the school district.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers' Strike

Talks Break Down Amid Ongoing Teachers’ Strike In Evergreen Park

Talks to end the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park broke down early Thursday morning, meaning kids will be kept out of class for a third day.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union Contracts

With the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.

CBS 2–09/20/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Can’t Provoke Cops And Firefighters Like He Did Teachers

If there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

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Highland Park Teachers Declare Impasse, Might Strike Next Month

Teachers in a third local school district could go on strike next month, joining their counterparts in Chicago and Lake Forest in staging a walkout amid stalled contract talks.

09/17/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Boss Brizard Denies Rumors He Has Resigned

For the first time since the teachers’ strike began, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard spoke out this afternoon, first denying a widespread rumor that he had resigned.

09/12/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Not Prepared To File Legal Challenge To Teachers’ Strike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Wednesday on the two biggest roadblocks in the Chicago teachers’ strike–teacher evaluations and principals’ discretion over teacher hiring–but said he’s not willing to use a possible legal hammer to force an end to the strike, at least not yet.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Striking Teachers, Supporters Rally Downtown

Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters have flooded downtown streets Monday afternoon, for a rally in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters on the first day of the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

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