Cash-Strapped CPS To Impose 4 Unpaid Furlough Days For All EmployeesFacing a $215 million hole in the budget for the current school year, the Chicago Public Schools have announced all employees will be forced to take four unpaid furlough days this spring.
On First Teacher Furlough Day, CPS Parents Seek Activities For KidsFriday was the first of three teacher furlough days ordered by the Chicago Public Schools to save an estimated $30 million. With teachers out of the classroom, parents were forced to find alternative activities for their kids.
Chicago Teachers Threaten Strike As CPS Imposes Three Unpaid Furlough DaysCPS officials say they will save $30 million from the furloughs. The first one is March 25.
Preckwinkle: Only Half Of County Employees Took Furlough DaysCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says only about half of the county’s workers took unpaid furlough days agreed to by their unions this year.
Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City WorkersOne of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.
Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough DaysIllinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.
Inspector General Questions Savings From Furlough DaysThe city’s Budget director is taking issue with an Inspector General’s report accusing the Daley Administration of overstating how much it is saving through employees' unpaid furlough days.

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