Tuesday, December 4, 2012
LEAD 300 union hopes strike won't be long.
Teachers in District 300 will head to the picket lines instead of their classrooms as LEAD 300 union officials hope it will be a short strike. “I feel we are pretty close,” said Mike Williamson, LEAD spokesman. “I’m not sure they feel the same way. We’d like them to come and meet with us and quickly resolve this. Hopefully we won’t be out long.” Picket lines will be set up at the district’s high schools, including Jacobs High School in Algonquin and the district’s administrative offices in Carpentersville, he said. The outstanding issue is class size and compensation. There was some agreement on a size cap at the high school and middle school grades, but it was not close enough to get LEAD 300 members to ratify a contract, Williamson said…
Facebook site generates pro and con comments.
Just like any issue nowadays, social media is playing an interesting role in the District 300 teachers strike as people sound off on Facebook. LEAD 300 announced its membership will be on strike Tuesday. District 300 and the union have been negotiating a contract for months but things came to a head Monday and talks stalled. The union is keeping its membership and the public updated on the progress on its Facebook page, which has generated pro and con comments from the public. Here’s a sample of what people are saying: LEAD 300 Posted: Colonial Cafe is offering 20% to all D300 strikers. Responses: “Looks like I never eat there again." “That is the beauty of free enterprise system. You can eat, or not eat, wherever you like-- and nobody …
Monday, December 3, 2012
District 300 schools will be closed Tuesday as teachers strike.
Teachers in Community Unit School District 300 will go on strike Tuesday after the district and the teachers union, LEAD 300, could not reach a tentative contract agreement following a day-long bargaining session Monday. “We’ve been trying all day to avert this,” Mike Williamson, LEAD spokesman said Monday evening. “We began this morning by informing the Board's team that our members had rejected their final offer,” he said. “We hoped they would realize this meant our members needed the Board to make significant movement in order for us to ratify a contract.” The outstanding issues remain class size and compensation. While the board came down on class size, it is not a number acceptable for the union membership, Williamson said. As for pay…
No school Tuesday as District 300 teachers go on strike.
District 300 teachers plan to strike Tuesday following a failed bargaining session between LEAD 300 and the district Monday. There will be no classes. The district alerted parents of the strike. "D300 schools will be closed tomorrow, and all school-sponsored events and activities are cancelled," according to a message the district sent out. "The district will enact its plan tomorrow for Emergency Attendance Centers for students who registered in advance to participate. For more information about today’s collective bargaining efforts, please visit d300.org later this evening." Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch for more details. Sign up for the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch newsetter for daily anouncements or breaking news…
LEAD 300 and District 300 could not reach an agreement Monday, strike set for Tuesday.
UPDATED 5:20 P.M., DEC. 3: LEAD 300 announces plan to strike after union and District 300 officials can't agree on terms of a new contract. Union members will be on strike Tuesday morning. There will be no classes. Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch for more details. Sign up for the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch newsetter for daily anouncements or breaking news alerts. Follow Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook. ______________________________ UPDATED AT NOON, DEC. 3: “We are currently meeting with the board, we’ve explained our position,” LEAD 300 spokesman Mike Williamson said. “We are still in the thick of things.” District 300 officials and the union met at 8 a.m. and the union explained what its members need in order to…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Union members meeting Sunday to discuss its options, including going on strike next week.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
District 300 and the teachers’ union, LEAD 300, were close to an agreement Thursday but remain at odds over class size, according to the Northwest Herald. No deal has been reached and the union is meeting on Sunday. The board and the union are scheduled to have another meeting on Monday, Dec. 3 and if no agreement is reached, teachers could go on strike by Tuesday, Dec. 4.