Another union has agreed to a contract with the Rauner administration. The Illinois Federation of Teachers has committed to a four year labor agreement.
The teachers work at the Illinois School for the Deaf. It’s a contract that follows what the administration has brokered with 17 other unions that cover 5,000 employees. In it teachers agree to a four year wage freeze, changes in health care selections and premiums and an incentive based bonus for teachers.
Even with this win for the administration the state’s largest union, AFSCME, has not agreed to a new deal. AFSCME and the Governor have been talking for nearly a year and recently took their negations to the labor relations board.