As a teachers’ strike in north suburban Waukegan stretches into its seventh day, the threat of a strike in west suburban Hinsdale has ended, after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district.
The union and Quinn’s office had been negotiating for more than a year at a time when the relationship was already strained.
The Chicago Teachers Union announced late Wednesday that teachers have voted to ratify a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received mixed reviews from two high-profile Chicago politicians for recent TV ads featuring the mayor commenting on the new contract for Chicago Public Schools teachers.
Chicago firefighters and paramedics would get a 10 percent pay raise over five years and give the city its most flexibility ever to reduce manpower and cut overtime costs under a tentative contract up for a ratification vote.