Monday, October 1, 2012
The Evergreen Park teachers union and D124 school board are trying one last time to settle on a new teachers contract before the union calls a strike on Tuesday.
The fate of whether 1,800 students attend school tomorrow or stay home hangs in the balance as the D124 school board and Evergreen Park teachers union try to work out their differences over a new contract. Sign up for E-P Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. The teachers union's negotiating team entered Central Junior High School at 5 p.m. Monday on a wave of community support and before a phalanx of TV news cameras for one last shot at negotiating a new four-year teachers contract. Community support for the teachers and paraprofessionals from Dist. 124's five public elementary schools swelled over the weekend with parents wrapping trees with blue ribbons to show their solidarity with the teachers union. The teachers union…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The D124 teachers union has set a possible strike date of Tuesday (Oct. 2) as talks on a new contract continue. Read Patch's coverage of the negotiations.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Evergreen Park elementary school teachers are poised to strike on Oct. 2 if an agreement for a new contract cannot be reached with the Dist. 124 school board.
The Evergreen Park teachers union and Dist. 124 school board are scheduled for another bargaining session on Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement on a new teachers contract earlier this week. Sign up the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Contract talks broke up after four-and-a-half hours of negotiations on Monday evening, prompting teachers to set an October 2 strike date. Both sides have been bargaining for a new teachers contract for five months. Earlier this month the teachers union and school board released what was dubbed as their final offers. Read both proposals. Tony Demma, a speech language pathologist at Southeast Elementary School and member of the Evergreen Park Federation of Teachers …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The D124 school board and teachers union failed to come to a new contract agreement.
Negotiations will continue as the D124 school board and teachers union failed to reach a contract agreement Monday night. The two sides are scheduled to once again sit down on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m for another round of talks. The teachers union has already filed an intent to strike letter and a walkout could take place as early as this Friday. After the last negotiation session on Sept. 10 both sides released what was dubbed as their final offers. Read both proposals. As the negotiations drag on, teachers have reached out to parents and community members by starting an online petition. In the latest flyer distributed by the union they argue that Evergreen Park teachers are paid lower than many area district, yet possess a much higher rate …