Jeff Samardzija wants to be paid like an ace, so he’s got his sights set on being a star.
Salary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.
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.
The board tendered a revised contract offer to the teachers at 7:15 p.m.
Two local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.
Teachers in Community Unit School District 300 will strike Tuesday, according to the Local Education Association of District 300.
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.
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.
Teachers in Huntley Consolidated School District 158 declared an impasse Tuesday in their negotiations with the district.
Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.
The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.
After six school days missed due to the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park, parents have started losing their patience with the school district.
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.
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.
If there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he wants Chicago Public Schools officials and the Chicago Teachers Union to continue negotiating until they finish a deal to open schools again.