District 300 Picket Sign Suggestions

A comment from a previous article included these emailed suggestions for picket signs: Hi all: Make signs at warming center on your breaks1. Students First, NOT ADM 2. $ 6 million WASTED on ADM per year 3. Teacher concessions $3.4 … Continue reading

District 300 Issues Summary of School Strike from Its Point of View

And, here it is: “The District 300 Board of Education and LEAD 300 negotiation teams met from 8 a.m. to approximately 4:45 p.m. today (Monday, Dec. 3), with the assistance of a federal mediator, to discuss outstanding contractual issues. The … Continue reading

District 300 Teachers Striking

Here’s the message from the teachers’ union’s bargaining committee: “LEAD 300 Members, “As of 3:15 pm this afternoon, LEAD 300 and the Board’s team have not been able to come to a suitable compromise on both Class Size and Compensation … Continue reading

District 300 Offer to Teachers That Was Rejected by Their Union

Here’s what’s on the District 300 web site: This synopsis is not inclusive of the full Board proposal, but attempts to highlight the major issues discussed during negotiations and recent mediation sessions. Elementary Class Size Proposal: The Board agrees with … Continue reading

Dist 300 Board Talks about the Teachers’ Strike Vote

A press release from Carpentersville Unit District 300: Teacher Union Negotiations Update Negotiations between the Community Unit School District 300 Board of Education and the District 300 teachers’ union are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and we are hopeful … Continue reading

District 300 Teachers’ Union Aims for October 19th

Strike votes are being taken at various schools in Carpentersville Unit School District 300. Teachers who wish to go on strike seem to be winning. In preparation, leadership is pointing to Friday, October 19th, as the day the picket lines … Continue reading

Prairie Grove Teachers Take the Offensive

The Prairie Grove Teachers Association is in the news today, so I thought you might be interested in the latest message from the teachers’ union.  If you want to see more about the impasse, check out the unions’ web site. … Continue reading

Huntley School District Board & Teachers Join District 300 in Asking for a Mediator

A press release from Huntley School District 158 and its teachers’ union: A Joint Press Release from the Board of Education of Consolidated School District 158 and the Huntley Education Association ALGONQUIN, IL – The District 158 administration and the … Continue reading

Mediator Requested in District 300 Teacher Union Negotiations

A joint statement from District 300 and its teacher union: Board and LEAD300 jointly request mediator in negotiations The negotiating teams for the D300 School Board and the D300 teachers’ union, known as LEAD300, have requested a third‐party mediator to … Continue reading

Highlights of the Teacher Contract from McHenry Grade School District 15

Here’s the summary for McHenry Elementary School District #15 new Five-Year Teacher’s Contract: Compensation changes for the life of the contract include the following; New compensation increase = 0.47% Investment in professional learning communities = 2.20% Total compensation increase = … Continue reading

Cary School District 26 Contract Press Release

Here’s the press release about the teachers’ contract which the Cary School Board ratified last night: District 26 Board Ratifies Teacher Contract November 1, 2011 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 announced today that they … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Teacher Contract Settlement Reached, But Details Kept Secret

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board and CEA Reach Tentative Agreement on All Issues The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and the Cary Education Association, which represents the teachers in labor … Continue reading

MCC None-Faculty Staff 3-Year Contract Summary Released, 2-2.25% Salary Hikes, 14.3-15% Health Care Sharing

CORRECTION When this article was posted, I misread the document below.  It does not apply to McHenry County College faculty.  It applies to the non-certified staff. I have made the corrections. = = = = = Unlike almost all local … Continue reading

What’s Being Released to the Public about Cary Grade School Teachers’ Contract

Here’s what’s on the web site: Joint Press Release Cary BOE and CEA posted 5 hours ago by Caryil d26 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and The Cary Education Association which represents the teachers … Continue reading

District 26 School Board and Teachers Union Meeting Tonight

The teachers in Cary Grade Schools are teaching. They could be striking as the School Board imposed a contract on them. But, they’re not striking. They want to talk more. The meeting is at the Cary Junior High. = = … Continue reading

Cary School Teachers Don’t Strike

Wednesday was the first day of school and teachers were not striking. They were asking for more negotiations. Maybe there will be a meeting next week. … Continue reading

District 158 and Huntley Education Association Reach Agreement

In what is labeled a “Joint Press Release,” the Huntley School Board and teachers union announce agreement has been reached on a one-year teachers’ contract. Algonquin, IL – After a collaborative and constructive process, the Board of Education of Consolidated … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board Imposes “Last Best” Offer Terms on School Teachers, Strike a Possibility

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board Imposes Last Best Offer for the Start of School The Cary District 26 School Board regrets to announce that it has been unable to reach a negotiated agreement with the … Continue reading

District 300 Contract Still Hidden Almost 7 Weeks after Passage

I was disappointed, but not surprised, when District 300 did not reveal the details of its teachers’ contract prior to its early June public vote. The 2008 Huntley School Board allowed taxpayers to read the document before it was approved. … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Union Starts Web Site, Reveals Negotiation Stances & More

Even since the Huntley School Board decided to share teacher negotiation details with taxpayer-voters on its web site, I have been watching for some other district to follow suit. Carpentersville District 300, which approved a contract without publishing its contents, … Continue reading