Salary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.
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.
Municipal workers in Will County said they’re in it for the long haul as they entered day four of a labor strike, following 15 months of failed negotiations.
About 1,000 Will County workers are on strike.
A Will County judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order that will force 911 dispatchers to work even if their union goes on strike as planned at 7 a.m. Monday.
It appears there will be a walkout by about 1,000 Will County government workers.
Will County workers are talking strike if contract talks don’t end satisfactorily, and the county is preparing for a possible walkout.
A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.
Workers went on strike this morning against funeral homes that operate under Service Corporation International, which runs funeral homes under the name Dignity Memorial.
A longstanding labor dispute at the historic Congress Hotel ended on Thursday, when the union called off a decade-long strike.
The workers who take care of the sewer system for more than 100,000 people in Chicago Heights, Homewood, Steger and Crete are on strike.
Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.
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.
The CSO’s management released a joint statement Monday with the Chicago Federation of Musicians announcing the deal for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, which would take effect retroactively to Sept. 17.
The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.
Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.
Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.
Teachers in north suburban Lake Forest are meeting with school district leaders Monday morning to try to hammer out a contract. Meantime, Lake Forest High School students were back in class, despite the fact teachers have been on strike since Wednesday.
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.