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.
Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) both expressed either outright dismay or hesitancy about the plan.
Its the largest-ever strike to hit the fast-food industry, expecting to cost restaurant chains $200 billion.
Voting for authorization of a strike will continue today in Soulard.
Hundreds of fast food workers around St. Louis have stopped cooking food today and started picketing in an effort to get higher wages.
More than 100 employees from major national brands like Wendy’s, Hardee’s, and Domino’s will walk off their jobs in a push for higher wages.
Fast food workers at the Jimmy John’s in Soulard are picketing this afternoon demanding higher wages and union representation.
Almost 800 food and building-service workers are on strike at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus.