Posts tagged "contract"

Chicago teacher strike is over, students to return to school

Chicago Public School students will head back to school Wednesday, after the union’s House of Delegates decided to end the seven-day strike. About 800 delegates were discussing the tentative contract Tuesday afternoon, when on a voice vote, they decided to return to the classroom. Parents across the city were relieved as the city’s first strike... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »

As mental health facilities close, bill awaiting Quinn's signature to add safeguards to protect patients

As mental health facilities close, bill awaiting Quinn's signature to add safeguards to protect patients
On June 30th, the Tinley Park Mental Health Center shut its doors for good. The facility, which provided inpatient care to the mentally ill, closed down as part of a series of state budget cuts that are hitting services for the mentally ill. What about the users of its services? News reports say they will... Read more »
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