One of the arguments that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser is making in his fight against imposition of the 5-year labor agreement that his predecessor and man he beat in the GOP Primary Election, Bob Miller, is that it binds the hands of Gasser for his entire term of office.
So, when I noticed that a school district is about to approve a 10-year contract, I think readers might be interested.
An unprecedented 10-year teachers deal in 2016 should not be a factor in contract negotiations for Palatine Township Elementary District 15 support employees who went on strike Monday, a union leader says. But the school board president says the union has cited it in negotiations. Full Story
A big difference is that the school district contract is being considered in public with appropriate public notice and the ability of taxpayers to comment at open meetings.