Tuesday is a big day for union members at Ford auto plants across the Midwest. Voting is scheduled to close on a new a new four-year contract that could mean more than 1,000 jobs for Chicago and the region.Earlier this month, Ford and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday he had no choice but to cancel pay raises for 30,000 state workers. Members of the labor group AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, are picketing at various locations across Illinois Tuesday.
Chicago’s new Board of Education will convene for the first time Wednesday to address a hot topic: whether the district can afford $100 million in raises scheduled for unionized employees.Less than four years ago, it was Chicago Public Schools that pushed the Chicago Teachers Union for an agreement