A spokesperson for the teachers says a passed vote gave the union power to call for a strike if they feel necessary.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won’t lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can’t agree on a new contract, but both sides acknowledged that they are nowhere near a deal.
Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
The Highland teachers union and school board were set to meet Thursday to hammer out a three-year contract agreement that could end an ongoing teacher strike.
A teacher strike in southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District continued for the fifth day Wednesday as union representatives negotiated with district officials.
Teachers in a southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District went on strike Thursday, shutting down the schools as part of a labor dispute.
Fast food workers in 150 U.S. cities—and 33 other other countries—are staging another set of strikes today, calling for higher wages.
Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 Thursday re-elected Mike Breihan to another three year term.
Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement.
Teachers went on strike Monday morning in Mount Olive School District No. 5 in Macoupin County. The town is 50 miles south of Springfield.