In the News ~ August 29

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District 205 classes begin Friday - After 15 days of walking the picket lines and going back-and-forth in negotiations, the walk-out of Galesburg teachers ended Thursday when both the District 205 Board of Education and Galesburg Education ... Read more

Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna on the fiscal analysis of the Rauner tax plan

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 Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna on the fiscal analysis of the Rauner tax plan. The fiscal analysis of the Rauner tax plan shows why electing Bruce Rauner would have a disastrous effect on public school students in Illinois. If ... Read more

In the News ~ August 27

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NO DEAL: GEA, District 205 reach impasse - After more than eight hours of negotiations, the Galesburg Education Association and District 205 Board of Education reached an impasse Tuesday in contract talks. “We gave three different supposals to try to ... Read more

In the News ~ August 26

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Mediation resumes today ~ As the Galesburg teachers' strike enters day 14, bargaining teams for the teachers' union and board of education are meeting for the fourth mediation session since the strike began. The talks are down to a single issued, ... Read more

In the News ~ August 25

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More than 550 participate in Galesburg teachers strike ~ More than 550 employees have participated in the teachers strike in Galesburg as the union and board of education are unable to reach a contract agreement. The Register-Mail reported the strike ... Read more

In the News ~ August 22

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This just in… Unions file motion to “gut” the state's pension case - Yesterday, the We Are One Illinois coalition, along with other plaintiffs, filed a motion in Sangamon County urging the Circuit Court to enter judgment in the plaintiffs' favor on ... Read more

In the News ~ August 21

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Recall rights are final sticking point in strike negotiations - Strike negotiations have ground to a halt in Galesburg, Illinois, and it could be next week before both sides are back at the table. After nearly six hours of negotiations Wednesday, ... Read more

In the News ~ August 20

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"Positive movement" in Galesburg strike negotiations, but still no deal - After more than 14 hours of negotiations, there is still no deal between teachers and school board members in Galesburg, Illinois. Representatives from the Galesburg Education ... Read more

In the News ~ August 19

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Airing their concerns - Hardly making a sound, hundreds of Galesburg teachers and paraprofessionals stood outside the District 205 office awaiting the 7 p.m. board of education meeting Monday. Once the doors opened an hour after the Galesburg ... Read more

In the News ~ August 18

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GEA strike: Little movement expected over weekend ~ With mediation planned for Tuesday of next week, both the Galesburg Education Association and the Board of Education have pinned Wednesday as likely being the first possible day of ... Read more

In the News ~ August 15

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Bitter Divisions Remain in Teachers Strike  - The war of words continues between the Galesburg School District, and the Galesburg Education Association, as day two of a teachers strike continues. Both District-205 and the GEA are continuing to claim ... Read more

In the News ~ August 14

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Galesburg teachers union says school strike not about money  - District 205 teachers are a day into their strike. And while members of the Galesburg Educational Association say the walk-out is not about money, union officials have been vocal about ... Read more

In the News ~ August 13

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District 205 teachers reject offer - Teachers rejected a contract offer late Tuesday night from District 205, which means they will be on the picket line Wednesday morning, just one day before school was to begin.   Galesburg teachers to ... Read more

In the News ~ August 12

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Contract deadline just hours away - Approaching a 1 p.m. deadline Tuesday, District 205 officials and members of the Galesburg Education Association continued contract talks into the night Monday. As of 8:30 p.m., there was no indication the two ... Read more

In the News ~ August 11

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Galesburg Teacher's Union to meet with School Board, Strike Still Possible  - The Galesburg Education Association will meet with the school board on Monday, August 11, 2014 to try to negotiate a deal.   Galesburg teachers and school board ... Read more

In the News ~ August 8

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'Significant breakthrough': Highland District 5 revises offer to teachers - Teachers report progress has been made in the negotiations between Highland District 5 and the Highland Education Association. The district has revised its offer, agreeing ... Read more

In the News ~ August 7

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Gap closes for candidates in governor's race - The race for governor is tightening up with some new polls changing from favoring one candidate to another. New polls released in the last few weeks have shown Republican Bruce Rauner inching upward ... Read more

In the News ~ August 6

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Highland teachers file strike notice; other districts negotiating contracts - Teachers in nearly a dozen school districts in the metro-east area negotiating contracts as the school year approaches, and in at least one -- Highland -- they have filed a ... Read more

In the News ~ July 31

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Teachers file intent to strike - The Highland Education Association (HEA), the teachers’ union, has filed a notice with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, indicating 174 teachers might go on strike in the coming days. The notice is a legal ... Read more

In the News ~ July 30

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District 205 teachers prepared to strike - With Tuesday's failed mediation between the Galesburg Education Association teachers' union and the Board of Education, teachers are poised to strike. According to a public statement on the GEA website, ... Read more