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.
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.
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.
The CTU accuses CPS with canceling longevity pay hikes and sick leave benefits, among other moves, while both sides are involved in collective bargaining.
If a deal is not hammered out, teachers could walk off the job as soon as Sept. 10.
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.
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.
The Emanuel administration has reached a four-year labor agreement with the unions representing some 2,100 public safety workers
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.
Upset with contract talks, the Chicago Teachers Union says it’s planning a big rally to show unity.
During his three seasons in Chicago, Cutler has been sacked 110 times, including an NFL-high 52 times in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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 2’s Walter Jacobson says the police union may have missed a negotiating deadline, but the mayor shouldn’t punish rank-and-file officers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Tuesday that one of his big supporters is not a shoo-in to make money from the speed camera enforcement program he’s planning, and will have to bid for the contract like any other company that wants it.
The Cubs have signed left-handed Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion to a five-year deal.
A north suburban school district is facing a possible teacher strike.
The Cubs have many needs, and a $4 million set-up guy isn’t one of them, Brian Hanley says.