The Chicago Public Schools and its teachers face two deadlines on Tuesday: their three-year contract expires at midnight, and a $634 million pension payment is due by the end of the day.
Thursday, April 30, was the last day the cash-strapped and shaken school district could offer the extension permitted in the teachers’ current contract
Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s contract would have expired June 30, but she exercised an option to extend her contract for another year. Now, she’s taking leave while the feds investigate CPS.
The first stumbling block is food. Federal law requires the district to have milk on hand for all 17,000 students, along with nutritious food.
The new contract, which requires ratification by officers, reportedly includes an 11 percent pay raise over five years.
Chicago also waived long snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.
The Chicago Bears active roster currently sits at 88 players.
NIU made the announcement Friday and said Rod Carey’s salary will be increased for 2014.
The employees will receive a 4.5 percent cost-of-living raise phased in over the next two years and pay more of their health insurance premiums.
The new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.
About 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 walked off the job Nov. 18 after 15 months of negotiations.
Flowers, 27, hit .195 (50-256) with 10 home runs and 24 RBI over 84 games last season, his fifth in the White Sox organization.
Walsh bid $43 million to build the riverwalk from State Street to LaSalle Street. The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.
Xerox will replace the previous vendor, Redflex Traffic Solutions. The change is expected to save the city $50 million, according to a news release.
Metra executive director Alex Clifford has resigned, taking a $442,000 buyout as he leaves the commuter rail agency.
Pitcher Carlos Villanueva and the Chicago Cubs have completed a $10 million, two-year contract.
Gov. Pat Quinn has filed an appeal over a Cook County judge’s ruling that the state must pay wage increases promised to workers in 2011.
One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top Chicago Labor allies is clashing with him over the new janitors’ contract at O’Hare International Airport.
Some Chicago aldermen said Tuesday that the city’s janitorial contract at O’Hare International Airport should be rebid, over concerns about the layoffs the contract would mean for union janitors, as well as the company’s ties to mob figures.
A Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn must pay the 2011 wage increases promised in a contract with most state workers.