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A tentative contract agreement has averted a possible strike that was planned by thousands of Illinois nursing home workers.

Representatives of more than 5,000 workers at nursing homes around Chicago and Rockford had planned to strike starting on Thursday, but a statement on behalf of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois says an agreement was reached on a three-year deal.

The statement early Thursday says the tentative agreement includes wage increases and staffing provisions to help reduce turnover and increase the quality of care for residents.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Spring semester starts today for Kishwaukee College students. And it appears a teacher strike is less likely, after last night’s negotiations between the union and administrators. 

Kishwaukee College Faculty Still Without Contracts

Nov 5, 2014
Sue Stephens

It’s the eleventh week of the semester at Kishwaukee College in Malta. Faculty and administration have been working out contracts since last spring, but after months of negotiation, there’s still no agreement.

Tom Choice is the president of Kishwaukee College. He says a mediator has attended the last three or four meetings with faculty.

“It just got to the point where we thought we needed to meet with a mediator and so both sides requested that and then we started that...I think it was in the beginning of October.”

Illinois reaches temporary deal with state's largest union

Jun 28, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois' largest public employees union have yet to agree on a new contract for 40, ooo state workers.  But they were able to temporarily extend the current contract, while talks continue.

Rockford Teachers Vote to Strike

Mar 26, 2012
WNIJ

Members of the Rockford Education Association voted Monday night to go on strike Thursday, March 29th unless there is a contract agreement before then.