Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Terminates Contract With State’s Largest Worker Union

After nearly a year of negotiations, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration on Tuesday terminated the contract between the state of Illinois and its largest public employee union.


Passengers wait for a CTA L train. (Credit: Karen Rariden/CBS 2)

CTA Reaches Deal With Largest Union

The CTA struck a tentative cost-saving labor contract Monday with its largest union.


A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Woman Sues Towing Company For Wrongly Seizing Her Car

It was a case of now you see it, now you don’t for La Namee Webb, who’s fighting back. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Karen Lewis Votes

Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify Deal With CPS

The Chicago Teachers Union announced late Wednesday that teachers have voted to ratify a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO Musicians Get Raises, But Costlier Health Care

Musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase over three years under a new contract but will also have to pay increased health care costs.


Empty Classroom

‘Intense’ Teacher Contract Talks Continue As Midnight Deadline Looms

Chicago Public Schools officials and teachers continued contract negotiations Sunday morning, in talks union officials described as “intense,” with a midnight deadline looming for a teachers’ strike.


Karen Lewis

Teachers Union ‘Disappointed’ In Contract Talks, Goes Home For The Day

Chicago Teachers Union officials say they are “disappointed” in the way contract negotiations went Friday with school officials and went home for the night, as a teachers strike loomed for Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Empty Classroom

Amid Contract Negotiations, Chicago Teachers File Labor Complaint Against CPS

The CTU accuses CPS with canceling longevity pay hikes and sick leave benefits, among other moves, while both sides are involved in collective bargaining.


Empty Classroom

Teacher Contract Talks Continue Amid Worries Over Strike

If a deal is not hammered out, teachers could walk off the job as soon as Sept. 10.


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IHSA Reviewing CPS Request To Allow Sports During Teachers Strike

Typically, a member school must suspend interscholastic activities if it does not have at least 51 percent of its students in attendance, according to IHSA policy.


Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson. (CBS)

Kurtis, Jacobson To Anchor 6 P.M. Newscast Through February 2013

While celebrating the second anniversary of their return to WBBM-TV, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson today told colleagues on Tuesday that their contracts to anchor the station’s weekday 6 p.m. newscast have been extended through February 2013.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Hall Reaches Contract Deal With Safety Workers

The Emanuel administration has reached a four-year labor agreement with the unions representing some 2,100 public safety workers


Teachers union members picket outside Rosario Castellanos Elementary school at 2524 S. Central Park Ave. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago Teachers Picket, Demand New Contract

Just two weeks before the start of the new school year, the Chicago Teachers Union is ratcheting up the pressure on the school board for a new contract.


Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Teachers To Rally Over Contract Snag

Upset with contract talks, the Chicago Teachers Union says it’s planning a big rally to show unity.


Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is sacked by Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cutler Concerned With Lack Of Protection

During his three seasons in Chicago, Cutler has been sacked 110 times, including an NFL-high 52 times in 2010.

670 The Score–05/15/2012

School lunch (CBS)

Schools Reach Contract Deal With Lunchroom Workers

The Chicago Board of Education and the union representing 3,300 lunchroom workers have reached a contract deal, providing modest raises and a commitment to serve better food.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Metra Protest

Rep. Rush, Activists March On Metra Over Project’s Lack Of Minority Contracts

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is leading a protest march Thursday, asking Metra to restart the bidding process on the Englewood Flyover project on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Evoke Dr. King In Calling For Fair Contract For Janitors

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, union workers in Chicago are calling for a fair contract for janitors as they threaten to strike next week.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Don’t Mess With Police Labor Negotiations

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the police union may have missed a negotiating deadline, but the mayor shouldn’t punish rank-and-file officers.