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Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreement to End Strike

Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreement to End Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have reached an agreement to end the teachers strike after 11 days of canceled classes. Read full article: Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreem...→

Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreement to End Strike

Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreement to End Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have reached an agreement to end the teachers strike after 11 days of canceled classes. Read full article: Chicago Teachers, Lightfoot Reach Agreem...→

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on charitable giving. Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clo...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end.... Private and public workers in Paris called a general strike Thursday, which shut down most of Paris. They are protesting proposed changes to the country’s retirement system. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

Far more Denver teachers returned to the classroom this fall than in previous years, a retention boost that district officials attribute to pay increases won after a teacher strike last year. Read full article: More Denver teachers returned this fall,...→

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

Paris (AFP) – A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government’s offer to withdraw the most Read full article: No end in sight for strike as French gov...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. These discussions had been conducted in previous... Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On One Year, $10 Million Contract

The Chicago Cubs and infielder Javier Baez have reached an agreement on a one-year contract worth $10 million, according to reports.  Read full article: Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On ...→

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

The Dallas Cowboys reached an agreement with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, according to multiple reports. Read full article: Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCart...→

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

The Soleimani strike represents a serious, strategic decision. Still, the left will tell you it’s a political smokescreen. Read full article: Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the b...→

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

The mayor asked top police officials what they could do to keep the city’s yearly total below that mark. CPD says that number was 492 on Tuesday morning. Read full article: Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to c...→

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

The Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988. Read full article: New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chica...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

‘The fact that you had such an insignificant number of people . . . it’s remarkable the level of unity and support that they managed to develop and hold onto,’ a CPS-CTU labor expert says. Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a "multitude of unintended consequences" if sales are delayed in the city until July 1. Read full article: Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreati...→

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

The Mets are adding another rotation option. They’re in agreement with right-hander Rick Porcello on a one-year deal, according to The Athletic. This comes a day after the Mets struck a one-y… Read full article: Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello ...→

Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chicago franchise agreement needs renewal

In a taped interview today, Chicago's mayor said the utility would need to address the growing scandal over its political dealings, mainly in Springfield, before she could be comfortable "doing business with them." Read full article: Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chic...→

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have agreed to a rewrite of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a remarkable breakthrough announced minutes after Democrats outlined articles of impeachment. Read full article: Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North Americ...→

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

Two years after almost walking off the job, St. Paul educators have asked state mediators to help broker a new labor contract. Nick Faber, president of the St. Paul Federation of Educators, wrote i… Read full article: After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teac...→

‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot Makes Rare Speech at Chicago City Council

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that while she doesn’t normally speak during City Council debates, she felt “compelled to speak” as council members debated whether or not to approve an resolution that would “acknowledge LGBT business ente Read full article: ‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot...→

Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Metrobus strike | WTOP

After more than 80 days, workers at Metro’s privatized Cinder Bed Road bus garage in Lorton, Virginia, are set to return to work, union officials said Tuesday. Read full article: Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Me...→

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patriots safety Patrick Chung reached an agreement Monday with the state of New Hampshire over his cocaine possession indictment.  Read full article: Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreeme...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks | WTOP

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

A published report says the United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

TD garden workers will hold a vote to strike if contract negotiators have not reached a “good deal” for members by Sunday, according to documents obtained by the Herald. The union that … Read full article: 600 TD Garden workers considering strike...→

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

A West Chicago man was arrested Friday evening after leading Kane County sheriff's deputies on a chase through three counties, culminating in an armed standoff involving several agencies, authorities said. Read full article: Three-county chase, standoff end with ar...→

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

The death of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani may mark the beginning of a war that Congress never agreed to and disproves President Trump's previous comments alleging he wants to put an end to "forever wars," 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-H.I., said Friday. Read full article: Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Tru...→

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers will return to class on Friday after reaching a labor contract deal Thursday with the nation's third-largest school district. Read full article: Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 d...→

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Ukrainian and Russian officials say final details have been worked out for a contract that will continue shipments of Russian gas to European markets Read full article: Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas t...→

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Read full article: Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to r...→

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Tuesday stated his support for a Maine bill, LD 900, which would ensure that public employees have the right to go on strike, the Bangor Daily News reports.Sanders on Monday tweeted his support for the right to strike and for the teachers who... Read full article: Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on S...→

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

President Trump and Congress have reached a tentative agreement on a $1.4 trillion spending plan that gives the White House flexibility to continue building border fencing, slashes unpopular ObamaC… Read full article: Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budg...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was one of approximately a dozen mayors from across the country who visited Iowa on Friday to question Democratic presidential candiates as part of a forum.  The 2020 Local America Presidential Forum, which was hosted by the United States Conference of Mayors, took place in Waterloo.  Candidates who were slated to attend the event included Sen…. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Chicago’s 20-year deal with ComEd expires Dec. 31, 2020. That creates a rare opportunity for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to protect customers and hold the company’s feet to the fire on the burgeoning lobbying scandal in Springfield. Read full article: Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-of...→

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

NEWARK, N.J. — After hours of negotiations between administrations for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, a controversial program relocating NYC's homeless to homes and apartments in Newark has been put on hold.... The agreement comes after a federal lawsuit from Newark officials last week. The lawsuit accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of relocating and abandoning his city’s most vulnerable residents in poor conditions in Newark. Read full article: Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt home...→

Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach contract agreement - amNewYork

The MTA and transit workers’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement. MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 Read full article: Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach co...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

If approved, the new collective bargaining agreement would nearly double the maximum salary for top players and improve travel accommodations. Read full article: WNBA, players reach agreement on new con...→

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with third baseman Todd Frazier. The deal with Frazier is pending a successful physical. Frazier will make $3.5 million this season. The deal also includes a club option for 2021 with a $1.5 million buyout. Third base is one of the primary… Read full article: AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreem...→

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

As part of MLKDay of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, volunteers from Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn, Lincoln Middle School in Berwyn, and UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago will assemble 250 nutritious Breakfast Bags that will be distributed to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other homeless veterans organizations. Read full article: United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater ...→

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

Schools officials promised to hand out $25 million over five years to the district’s most experienced teachers. But exactly how to dole out that money is now up for debate. Read full article: New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher p...→

Chicago Teachers Union

Hundreds of students at one Chicago elementary school reportedly called out sick on Thursday, one of the make-up days following October’s Chicago Teachers Union Strike, according to a parent. Jennifer Schaefer, the parent of a daughter who Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union...→

Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the year in Chicago real estate end?

Home price growth has slowed to a crawl in Chicago. Crain's residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks about what the latest numbers mean. Plus, weed sales numbers, the latest on Boeing, and more. Read full article: Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the ...→

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

"... our doors continue to remain open to refugees from around the world that are seeking a new home for themselves and a new future in our great country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. Read full article: Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees ...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) is upset about the city’s decision to settle a lawsuit filed by a "transgender woman performance artist" by relaxing an ordinance that prohibits bars and restaurants licensed to sell booze from allowing women to "eng Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Democrats voted to impeach the president this week. Read full article: McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreeme...→

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

The labor dispute between a cafeteria workers union and a food services company at the university threatened to upend the debate after all participating Democrats said that they would not cross a p… Read full article: LA’s Democratic presidential debate is o...→

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

While both pitchers are more than capable, Wacha, 28, and Porcello, 30, don't come without risks. They are each coming off substandard 2019 seasons. Read full article: Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Rea...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Iowa Friday to hear from several presidential candidates running in the Democratic primary. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.... Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

House Democrats announced on Tuesday a new modified trade deal agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Touting it as a victory for lawmakers and the Trump admin. Read full article: Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike...→

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms. Read full article: Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreemen...→

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on charitable giving. Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clo...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Metrobus strike | WTOP

After more than 80 days, workers at Metro’s privatized Cinder Bed Road bus garage in Lorton, Virginia, are set to return to work, union officials said Tuesday. Read full article: Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Me...→

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

Far more Denver teachers returned to the classroom this fall than in previous years, a retention boost that district officials attribute to pay increases won after a teacher strike last year. Read full article: More Denver teachers returned this fall,...→

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with third baseman Todd Frazier. The deal with Frazier is pending a successful physical. Frazier will make $3.5 million this season. The deal also includes a club option for 2021 with a $1.5 million buyout. Third base is one of the primary… Read full article: AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreem...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks | WTOP

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. These discussions had been conducted in previous... Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

As part of MLKDay of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, volunteers from Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn, Lincoln Middle School in Berwyn, and UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago will assemble 250 nutritious Breakfast Bags that will be distributed to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other homeless veterans organizations. Read full article: United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater ...→

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

TD garden workers will hold a vote to strike if contract negotiators have not reached a “good deal” for members by Sunday, according to documents obtained by the Herald. The union that … Read full article: 600 TD Garden workers considering strike...→

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

The Dallas Cowboys reached an agreement with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, according to multiple reports. Read full article: Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCart...→

Chicago Teachers Union

Hundreds of students at one Chicago elementary school reportedly called out sick on Thursday, one of the make-up days following October’s Chicago Teachers Union Strike, according to a parent. Jennifer Schaefer, the parent of a daughter who Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union...→

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

The death of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani may mark the beginning of a war that Congress never agreed to and disproves President Trump's previous comments alleging he wants to put an end to "forever wars," 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-H.I., said Friday. Read full article: Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Tru...→

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

The mayor asked top police officials what they could do to keep the city’s yearly total below that mark. CPD says that number was 492 on Tuesday morning. Read full article: Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to c...→

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

"... our doors continue to remain open to refugees from around the world that are seeking a new home for themselves and a new future in our great country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. Read full article: Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees ...→

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Ukrainian and Russian officials say final details have been worked out for a contract that will continue shipments of Russian gas to European markets Read full article: Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas t...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

‘The fact that you had such an insignificant number of people . . . it’s remarkable the level of unity and support that they managed to develop and hold onto,’ a CPS-CTU labor expert says. Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Democrats voted to impeach the president this week. Read full article: McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreeme...→

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Tuesday stated his support for a Maine bill, LD 900, which would ensure that public employees have the right to go on strike, the Bangor Daily News reports.Sanders on Monday tweeted his support for the right to strike and for the teachers who... Read full article: Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on S...→

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

While both pitchers are more than capable, Wacha, 28, and Porcello, 30, don't come without risks. They are each coming off substandard 2019 seasons. Read full article: Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Rea...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was one of approximately a dozen mayors from across the country who visited Iowa on Friday to question Democratic presidential candiates as part of a forum.  The 2020 Local America Presidential Forum, which was hosted by the United States Conference of Mayors, took place in Waterloo.  Candidates who were slated to attend the event included Sen…. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chicago franchise agreement needs renewal

In a taped interview today, Chicago's mayor said the utility would need to address the growing scandal over its political dealings, mainly in Springfield, before she could be comfortable "doing business with them." Read full article: Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chic...→

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

House Democrats announced on Tuesday a new modified trade deal agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Touting it as a victory for lawmakers and the Trump admin. Read full article: Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike...→

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

NEWARK, N.J. — After hours of negotiations between administrations for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, a controversial program relocating NYC's homeless to homes and apartments in Newark has been put on hold.... The agreement comes after a federal lawsuit from Newark officials last week. The lawsuit accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of relocating and abandoning his city’s most vulnerable residents in poor conditions in Newark. Read full article: Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt home...→

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

Two years after almost walking off the job, St. Paul educators have asked state mediators to help broker a new labor contract. Nick Faber, president of the St. Paul Federation of Educators, wrote i… Read full article: After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teac...→

‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot Makes Rare Speech at Chicago City Council

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that while she doesn’t normally speak during City Council debates, she felt “compelled to speak” as council members debated whether or not to approve an resolution that would “acknowledge LGBT business ente Read full article: ‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end.... Private and public workers in Paris called a general strike Thursday, which shut down most of Paris. They are protesting proposed changes to the country’s retirement system. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

If approved, the new collective bargaining agreement would nearly double the maximum salary for top players and improve travel accommodations. Read full article: WNBA, players reach agreement on new con...→

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patriots safety Patrick Chung reached an agreement Monday with the state of New Hampshire over his cocaine possession indictment.  Read full article: Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreeme...→

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

Paris (AFP) – A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government’s offer to withdraw the most Read full article: No end in sight for strike as French gov...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

A published report says the United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On One Year, $10 Million Contract

The Chicago Cubs and infielder Javier Baez have reached an agreement on a one-year contract worth $10 million, according to reports.  Read full article: Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On ...→

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

Schools officials promised to hand out $25 million over five years to the district’s most experienced teachers. But exactly how to dole out that money is now up for debate. Read full article: New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher p...→

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

A West Chicago man was arrested Friday evening after leading Kane County sheriff's deputies on a chase through three counties, culminating in an armed standoff involving several agencies, authorities said. Read full article: Three-county chase, standoff end with ar...→

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

The Soleimani strike represents a serious, strategic decision. Still, the left will tell you it’s a political smokescreen. Read full article: Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the b...→

Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the year in Chicago real estate end?

Home price growth has slowed to a crawl in Chicago. Crain's residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks about what the latest numbers mean. Plus, weed sales numbers, the latest on Boeing, and more. Read full article: Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the ...→

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers will return to class on Friday after reaching a labor contract deal Thursday with the nation's third-largest school district. Read full article: Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 d...→

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

The Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988. Read full article: New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chica...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) is upset about the city’s decision to settle a lawsuit filed by a "transgender woman performance artist" by relaxing an ordinance that prohibits bars and restaurants licensed to sell booze from allowing women to "eng Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Read full article: Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to r...→

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a "multitude of unintended consequences" if sales are delayed in the city until July 1. Read full article: Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreati...→

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

The labor dispute between a cafeteria workers union and a food services company at the university threatened to upend the debate after all participating Democrats said that they would not cross a p… Read full article: LA’s Democratic presidential debate is o...→

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

President Trump and Congress have reached a tentative agreement on a $1.4 trillion spending plan that gives the White House flexibility to continue building border fencing, slashes unpopular ObamaC… Read full article: Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budg...→

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

The Mets are adding another rotation option. They’re in agreement with right-hander Rick Porcello on a one-year deal, according to The Athletic. This comes a day after the Mets struck a one-y… Read full article: Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Iowa Friday to hear from several presidential candidates running in the Democratic primary. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.... Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Chicago’s 20-year deal with ComEd expires Dec. 31, 2020. That creates a rare opportunity for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to protect customers and hold the company’s feet to the fire on the burgeoning lobbying scandal in Springfield. Read full article: Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-of...→

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have agreed to a rewrite of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a remarkable breakthrough announced minutes after Democrats outlined articles of impeachment. Read full article: Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North Americ...→

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms. Read full article: Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreemen...→

Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach contract agreement - amNewYork

The MTA and transit workers’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement. MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 Read full article: Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach co...→

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clout-heavy labor group spends its money

We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on charitable giving. Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: how the clo...→

‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot Makes Rare Speech at Chicago City Council

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that while she doesn’t normally speak during City Council debates, she felt “compelled to speak” as council members debated whether or not to approve an resolution that would “acknowledge LGBT business ente Read full article: ‘Choose Your Words Carefully’: Lightfoot...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

The longest-running Metrobus strike the D.C. area has ever seen could soon come to an end.... Private and public workers in Paris called a general strike Thursday, which shut down most of Paris. They are protesting proposed changes to the country’s retirement system. Read full article: Metrobus Workers Reach Tentative Deal to...→

Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Metrobus strike | WTOP

After more than 80 days, workers at Metro’s privatized Cinder Bed Road bus garage in Lorton, Virginia, are set to return to work, union officials said Tuesday. Read full article: Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Me...→

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

WNBA, players reach agreement on new contract

If approved, the new collective bargaining agreement would nearly double the maximum salary for top players and improve travel accommodations. Read full article: WNBA, players reach agreement on new con...→

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise

Far more Denver teachers returned to the classroom this fall than in previous years, a retention boost that district officials attribute to pay increases won after a teacher strike last year. Read full article: More Denver teachers returned this fall,...→

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreement In Cocaine Possession Case

Patriots safety Patrick Chung reached an agreement Monday with the state of New Hampshire over his cocaine possession indictment.  Read full article: Patrick Chung, State Of NH Reach Agreeme...→

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with third baseman Todd Frazier. The deal with Frazier is pending a successful physical. Frazier will make $3.5 million this season. The deal also includes a club option for 2021 with a $1.5 million buyout. Third base is one of the primary… Read full article: AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreem...→

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

No end in sight for strike as French govt offers pension compromise - Breitbart

Paris (AFP) – A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government’s offer to withdraw the most Read full article: No end in sight for strike as French gov...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks | WTOP

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to a published report. These discussions had been conducted in previous... Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

A published report says the United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues Read full article: Report: US, China reach agreement to res...→

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago and The Arc join MLKDay of Service to End Food Insecurity

As part of MLKDay of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, volunteers from Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn, Lincoln Middle School in Berwyn, and UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago will assemble 250 nutritious Breakfast Bags that will be distributed to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other homeless veterans organizations. Read full article: United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater ...→

Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On One Year, $10 Million Contract

The Chicago Cubs and infielder Javier Baez have reached an agreement on a one-year contract worth $10 million, according to reports.  Read full article: Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez Reach Deal On ...→

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

600 TD Garden workers considering strike if no agreement by Sunday

TD garden workers will hold a vote to strike if contract negotiators have not reached a “good deal” for members by Sunday, according to documents obtained by the Herald. The union that … Read full article: 600 TD Garden workers considering strike...→

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike

Schools officials promised to hand out $25 million over five years to the district’s most experienced teachers. But exactly how to dole out that money is now up for debate. Read full article: New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher p...→

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCarthy: Report

The Dallas Cowboys reached an agreement with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, according to multiple reports. Read full article: Cowboys reach agreement with Mike McCart...→

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

Three-county chase, standoff end with arrest of West Chicago man

A West Chicago man was arrested Friday evening after leading Kane County sheriff's deputies on a chase through three counties, culminating in an armed standoff involving several agencies, authorities said. Read full article: Three-county chase, standoff end with ar...→

Chicago Teachers Union

Hundreds of students at one Chicago elementary school reportedly called out sick on Thursday, one of the make-up days following October’s Chicago Teachers Union Strike, according to a parent. Jennifer Schaefer, the parent of a daughter who Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union...→

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the beginning of the end for Iran's terror network monster

The Soleimani strike represents a serious, strategic decision. Still, the left will tell you it’s a political smokescreen. Read full article: Rebecca Grant: Soleimani strike is the b...→

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Trump isn't acting like he wants to end 'forever wars'

The death of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani may mark the beginning of a war that Congress never agreed to and disproves President Trump's previous comments alleging he wants to put an end to "forever wars," 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-H.I., said Friday. Read full article: Tulsi Gabbard rips Soleimani strike: Tru...→

Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the year in Chicago real estate end?

Home price growth has slowed to a crawl in Chicago. Crain's residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks about what the latest numbers mean. Plus, weed sales numbers, the latest on Boeing, and more. Read full article: Crain's Daily Gist podcast: How did the ...→

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to close out 2019 with fewer than 500 murders

The mayor asked top police officials what they could do to keep the city’s yearly total below that mark. CPD says that number was 492 on Tuesday morning. Read full article: Lori Lightfoot urged Chicago police to c...→

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days

Chicago teachers will return to class on Friday after reaching a labor contract deal Thursday with the nation's third-largest school district. Read full article: Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 d...→

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago

"... our doors continue to remain open to refugees from around the world that are seeking a new home for themselves and a new future in our great country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. Read full article: Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees ...→

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise

The Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988. Read full article: New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chica...→

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas transit to Europe

Ukrainian and Russian officials say final details have been worked out for a contract that will continue shipments of Russian gas to European markets Read full article: Russia, Ukraine reach agreement on gas t...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) is upset about the city’s decision to settle a lawsuit filed by a "transgender woman performance artist" by relaxing an ordinance that prohibits bars and restaurants licensed to sell booze from allowing women to "eng Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lines to work during October school strike

‘The fact that you had such an insignificant number of people . . . it’s remarkable the level of unity and support that they managed to develop and hold onto,’ a CPS-CTU labor expert says. Read full article: Few crossed Chicago teachers’ picket lin...→

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to reach agreement on Senate impea

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Read full article: Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer fail to r...→

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to reach an agreement on the pending impeachment trial against President Trump after House Democrats voted to impeach the president this week. Read full article: McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreeme...→

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a "multitude of unintended consequences" if sales are delayed in the city until July 1. Read full article: Lightfoot stops effort to delay recreati...→

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on Strike

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Tuesday stated his support for a Maine bill, LD 900, which would ensure that public employees have the right to go on strike, the Bangor Daily News reports.Sanders on Monday tweeted his support for the right to strike and for the teachers who... Read full article: Bernie Sanders Backs Maine Teachers on S...→

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

LA’s Democratic presidential debate is on as Loyola Marymount cafeteria works reach labor agreement

The labor dispute between a cafeteria workers union and a food services company at the university threatened to upend the debate after all participating Democrats said that they would not cross a p… Read full article: LA’s Democratic presidential debate is o...→

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budget agreement with border wall provisions

President Trump and Congress have reached a tentative agreement on a $1.4 trillion spending plan that gives the White House flexibility to continue building border fencing, slashes unpopular ObamaC… Read full article: Trump, Congress reach $1.4 trillion budg...→

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Reach Agreement With Right-Hander Porcello

While both pitchers are more than capable, Wacha, 28, and Porcello, 30, don't come without risks. They are each coming off substandard 2019 seasons. Read full article: Report: Day After Adding Wacha, Mets Rea...→

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello in another rotation boost

The Mets are adding another rotation option. They’re in agreement with right-hander Rick Porcello on a one-year deal, according to The Athletic. This comes a day after the Mets struck a one-y… Read full article: Mets reach agreement with Rick Porcello ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was one of approximately a dozen mayors from across the country who visited Iowa on Friday to question Democratic presidential candiates as part of a forum.  The 2020 Local America Presidential Forum, which was hosted by the United States Conference of Mayors, took place in Waterloo.  Candidates who were slated to attend the event included Sen…. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Presidential Candidate Forum in Iowa

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Iowa Friday to hear from several presidential candidates running in the Democratic primary. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.... Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Attends Pre...→

Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chicago franchise agreement needs renewal

In a taped interview today, Chicago's mayor said the utility would need to address the growing scandal over its political dealings, mainly in Springfield, before she could be comfortable "doing business with them." Read full article: Lightfoot turns up heat on ComEd as Chic...→

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-offs and answers on ComEd lobbying scandal before renewing utility’s franchise agreement

Chicago’s 20-year deal with ComEd expires Dec. 31, 2020. That creates a rare opportunity for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to protect customers and hold the company’s feet to the fire on the burgeoning lobbying scandal in Springfield. Read full article: Lightfoot plans to demand end to shut-of...→

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

House Democrats announced on Tuesday a new modified trade deal agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Touting it as a victory for lawmakers and the Trump admin. Read full article: Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike...→

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North American trade agreement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have agreed to a rewrite of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a remarkable breakthrough announced minutes after Democrats outlined articles of impeachment. Read full article: Pelosi, Trump reach deal on North Americ...→

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt homeless relocation program

NEWARK, N.J. — After hours of negotiations between administrations for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, a controversial program relocating NYC's homeless to homes and apartments in Newark has been put on hold.... The agreement comes after a federal lawsuit from Newark officials last week. The lawsuit accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of relocating and abandoning his city’s most vulnerable residents in poor conditions in Newark. Read full article: Newark, NYC reach agreement to halt home...→

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms. Read full article: Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreemen...→

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers return to mediation over labor contract

Two years after almost walking off the job, St. Paul educators have asked state mediators to help broker a new labor contract. Nick Faber, president of the St. Paul Federation of Educators, wrote i… Read full article: After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teac...→

Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach contract agreement - amNewYork

The MTA and transit workers’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement. MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 Read full article: Breaking: MTA and Transit union reach co...→