Several Illinois school districts are still hoping for positive results as teachers unions and school boards continue negotiations toward new contracts. If not, teachers are ready to walk that picket line.
Now….comes word the union representing faculty and staff at Governors State University has taken the first step in authorizing a strike if they cannot come to terms with the university’s administration on a new contract.
In a news release from Illinois Federation of Teachers, Local 4100 has been in negotiations with the administration since the fall of 2018. They are currently working without a contract.
The IFT has filed an “intent to strike” notice after faculty and staff voted to authorize a strike Tuesday night. IFT Local 4100 represents about 240 faculty and staff at the university in suburban University Park.