Low-wages workers with the Fight for $15 campaign went on strike Tuesday in 270 cities, including Chicago. Progress Illinois provides highlights from the morning Fight for $15 protests in Chicago.
Representatives for teachers in the Alton public school system and district officials are resuming contract talks this afternoon in hopes of avoiding a strike.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis encouraged members on Monday to "save at least 25 percent of their pay in preparation for a possible strike."
East St. Louis school district officials and teachers reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday morning.
Contract talks were scheduled to resume Thursday afternoon between East St. Louis school district officials and teachers.
In a new report, Jeffrey Keefe with the Economic Policy Institute blasts the notion that collective bargaining has caused "excessive" pay for public-sector workers.
The teachers strike in McHenry High School District 156 continues Friday after contract negotiations ended earlier today without resolution.
Wednesday is day five of the teachers strike in McHenry High School District 156, where the teachers union and school district are at odds over new contract agreement.
The teachers strike in Prospect Heights School District 23 continues Thursday after a union vote on a new, four-year contract proposal got delayed.