WBEZ | lock out http://www.wbez.org/tags/lock-out Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Joffery Ballet dances toward a last-minute deal in labor negotiations http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/joffery-ballet-dances-toward-last-minute-deal-labor-negotiations-89199 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-15/Joffery Ballet.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>To prevent layoffs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave unionized city workers two weeks to come up with a cost-saving solution to the city’s budget problems. The deadline is Friday and the mayor is scheduled to hold a press conference today — WBEZ will be there to see if any pink slips are issued.</p><p>Last night the <a href="http://www.joffrey.org/" target="_blank">Joffrey Ballet</a> company did strike an eleventh-hour deal. Late Thursday, dancers and administration reached a tentative deal in the ongoing labor stand-off.<a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/author/meribah-knight/"> Meribah Knight</a> is covering the story for the <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/">Chicago News Cooperative</a> and joined Eight Forty-Eight with the latest details.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/joffery-ballet-dances-toward-last-minute-deal-labor-negotiations-89199 Making sense of the pending NFL lock out http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-04/making-sense-pending-nfl-lock-out-83331 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/NFL Lockout - Getty Mario Tama.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The NFL and the Players Association gave themselves another 24 hours to bust out a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday. Football fans may be grimacing at the prospect of a lockout. But Chicago sports fans could be following their other hometown teams into extended seasons.</p><p><em>S</em>ports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout has been keeping track of it all and spoke to <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>about these recent developments. She started with the NFL, and if anything could be gleaned from the move to extend collective bargaining talks.</p></p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-04/making-sense-pending-nfl-lock-out-83331